McConnell caught in a lie about SCHIP smear campaign.

On Thursday, ThinkProgress reported that Don Stewart, the communications director for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), had sent an e-mail encouraging reporters to cover the right-wing smear campaign of 12-year old Graeme Frost. But on Friday, McConnell claimed his office was not involved:

Q: Was there an indication that your office was trying to push reporters to dig into this 12-year old’s background?


Q: Then what was the deal with the e-mail from your staffer?

McCONNELL:There was no involvement whatsoever.

Q: From your staff.


Watch it:

Yesterday, Stewart admitted that he helped launch the smear campaign.

(HT: Page One Kentucky)