PR Firm Linked To Mitch McConnell Helped Covington Teens Spin Their Story
After footage surfaced of a MAGA hat-wearing teen from Covington Catholic High School appearing to disrespectfully stare down a Native American elder, the boy’s family hired a public relations firm to assist in quelling what has become national outrage.
That firm, RunSwitch, is co-run by adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Scott Jennings, according to TPM.
The firm said in a statement that it “has been retained by the Sandmann family to offer professional counsel with what has become a national media story. We are working with the family to ensure an accurate recounting of events which occurred this past weekend,” according to the Louisville Courier Journal, where Jennings is a columnist. Jennings is also a contributor at CNN.