This basically sums up why the media, in particular NBC News, is still talking about reparations and attempting to dunk on McConnell because two of his Great-Great Grandfathers owned slaves in the 1850s:
So yesterday McConnell was asked whether his views on reparations had changed in light of an NBC report that two of his great-great-grandfathers were slave owners, McConnell compared his views to those of Obama, who also opposed the idea.
He said “I find myself once again in the same position as President Obama.We both oppose reparations. We both are the descendants of slave owners.”
In 2007, genealogists reported that Obama also had slave-owning ancestors on his maternal side.