“They will not get away with attacking my wife in this campaign"

At the conservative dinner, McConnell characterized the tweet as a “racial attack” and “the ultimate outrage,” according to the AP.

“Elaine Chao is just as much an American as any of the rest of them,” McConnell said. “In fact, she had to go through a lot more to become an American.”

The group apologized last month for what it called an “unnecessary comment.”

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