Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones joined Republicans in expressing disappointment that Senate Democratic candidate Amy McGrath participated in a television comedy bit this week that critics say pokes fun at the Bluegrass State.
“It goes and showcases how when the national media talks about our state, they either always get it wrong or they’re trying to mock us,” Jones said on his radio program Thursday.
Jones referred to Wednesday’s episode of the late-night talk show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” which focused on defeating Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell next year.
McGrath is featured in the six-minute segment surrounded by banjo music, horses, whiskey and fake Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets. The host narrates how her set is meant to make McGrath feel comfortable, with reminders of her “rich Bluegrass heritage.”