Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign hired a great fighter for the campaign’ Grassroots Director.

The McConnell campaign just announced Friday that it had hired Nicholas Sandmann.

Sandmann just spoke at the GOP convention in support of President Trump and about media attempts to “cancel” him:

“I wouldn’t be canceled. I fought back hard to expose the media for what they did to me and won a personal victory. While much more must be done, I look forward to the day that the media returns to providing balanced, responsible, and accountable news coverage. I know President Trump hopes for that too.”

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Most Republicans may remember the Kentucky teen who sued CNN and the Washington Post for defamation after a video of an encounter the MAGA hat-wearing teen had with a Native American was mischaracterized. Sandmann reportedly got a large settlement.

A campaign spokesman released a statement welcoming Sandmann to the team:

“We’re excited to have Nicholas on Team Mitch. Along with our already strong team, his efforts to bring people together all across Kentucky will be critical to Senator McConnell’s victory this November.”

Fox News reports that as Grassroots director, Sandmann will assist with coalitions and field operations while remaining as a student at Transylvania University.

Last year, Sandmann was on a field trip with his class when he encountered a Native American at the Lincoln Memorial  A video of the encounter didn’t tell the entire story but CNN and WaPo ran with a fake news story that Sandmann as the one taunting the Native American but that was not the case. After details came out about the full story it was clear that Sandmann had been defamed by the news outlets so he sued.

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