Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

McConnell Backs Away From Trump: Russians Are Not Our Friends, I Entirely Believe Our Intel Community

Almost every Republican is running for the hills on this: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday said that Russia is not a friend of the U.S. and that he supports the intelligence community’s finding that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election. “I have said a number of times, I’ll say it again: The Russians are not our friends. ...

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McConnell Confronted By Anti-ICE Protesters [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: A group of protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Bardstown Road in Louisville Saturday, calling out “Abolish ICE” and “No justice, no peace.” The interaction was captured on video and shared with Courier Journal. In it, someone asks McConnell, “Where are the children? Where are the babies, MItch?” — an apparent reference to ...

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McConnell Mocks Calls To Delay SCOTUS Nomination: They Forget I Said “Presidential” Election Year [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was awful giddy Thursday night while discussion the future confirmation of President Donald Trump‘s next Supreme Court nominee. Appearing on Fox News, McConnell was asked to react to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) accused the Senate Majority Leader of “setting the rules” by not allowing “a Supreme Court justice during an election year.” ...

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Trump: SCOTUS Search Begins Immediately [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would move quickly to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced that he will retire on July 31. Trump told reporters the process would “begin immediately .” The president said he would review an existing list of candidates for the opening. The list was put together ...

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McConnell Calls For “Fair Treatment” Of Next SCOTUS Nominee, Predicts Confirmation Will Happen This Fall

The Hill reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that the Senate will vote in the fall to confirm President Trump’s forthcoming nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent … we will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall,” McConnell said from the ...

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McConnell Cancels Senate August Recess, Undercuts Home Turf Midterm Campaigning By Vulnerable Dems

Bloomberg reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell canceled most of the chamber’s August recess, bowing to calls from GOP lawmakers to stay in Washington to finish work on nominations and undercutting election campaigning by Democrats who have more than a half dozen incumbents at risk in November. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the ...

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McConnell Begs Trump To Pull Back From Tariffs

The Louisville Business Journal reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging President Trump to “pull back from the brink” from an international fight over tariffs, warning they could start a “trade war.” “I don’t think anything good will come out of a trade war, and I hope we pull back from the brink here,” McConnell said at the ...

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McConnell Appoints Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins To US Commission On “International Religious Freedom”

Via press release from the Family Research Council: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) today announced the appointment of Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) as its newest commissioner, for a two-year term. Mr. Perkins will remain FRC president during his time with USCIRF. Majority Leader McConnell appointed Perkins ...

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SWAMPITY: Trump Nominates McConnell’s Mysterious Brother-In-Law To Oversee Federal Pension Agency

Swampity swamp swamp swamp: President Trump on Tuesday announced his nomination of Gordon Hartogensis, brother-in-law of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), to lead a federal pension agency. Hartogensis, who is married to the sister of McConnell’s wife and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, is set to become the director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), which provides federal insurance ...

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Blankenship To “Cocaine Mitch”: This Isn’t Over [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Despite finishing last place in the West Virginia Republican primaries last week, Don Blankenship is still releasing advertisements attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who funneled thousands of dollars into that race to oppose him. In a new 60-second spot shared on Blankenship’s Facebook page over the weekend, the failed Senate candidate attacked McConnell for ...

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“Cocaine Mitch” McConnell Trolls Don Blankenship

Slate reports: It’s been pretty hard to predict which way the Republican Party would go of late, what with the whole Donald Trump situation, but anyone who bet big on “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell celebrates a political enemy’s defeat by gleefully comparing himself to Pablo Escobar” is cleaning up in the office pool tonight. After Don Blankenship lost the ...

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Bonkers GOP Senate Candidate Ad Attacks “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell And His “China People” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: West Virginia GOP Senate hopeful Don Blankenship is amping up his racial attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a new ad declaring, “Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people.” “While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich,” Blankenship adds. “In fact, his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.” ...

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GOP Senate Candidate: “Ditch Cocaine Mitch” McConnell

Talking Points Memo reports: In a new off-kilter, 30-second campaign spot, West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship vows if elected to fight for the pro-life agenda, create jobs, “end the drug epidemic” and “ditch cocaine Mitch,” referencing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “One of my goals as U.S. senator will be to ditch cocaine Mitch. When you vote for me, ...

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GOP Senate Candidate Attacks Mitch McConnell Because His Wife’s Father Is A “Wealthy Chinaperson” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A Republican running for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia suggested that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) faced conflicts of interests because his wife’s father is a “wealthy Chinaperson.” Don Blankenship during a Monday appearance on a West Virginia radio show pointed to McConnell’s marriage to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. “I have an issue when the ...

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Pompeo Lacks Votes To Clear Senate Committee

The Hill reports: CIA Director Mike Pompeo is officially short of the votes needed to clear the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Friday that “after carful consideration” he will oppose Pompeo’s nomination to lead the State Department. “I remain concerned that Director Pompeo will not challenge the President in critical moments,” he said in ...

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McConnell Kills Mueller Protection Bill [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller. “We’ll ...

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Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To End Shutdown

Politico reports: In a dramatic turnaround, Senate Democrats said they would vote to re-open the government on Monday after receiving a commitment from Republicans to hold a vote on immigration legislation — paving the way to end the three-day shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) agreed to end the shutdown and fund ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Tries To Restart US Government

NBC News reports: The Senate headed toward an uncertain vote Monday as the government shutdown entered Day 3. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote for noon on a short-term funding extension that would allow for three more weeks of negotiations on key immigration issues. But the vote’s prospects for passage appeared dim as Democrats openly questioned whether McConnell’s ...

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Senate To Hold Another Shutdown Vote At Noon

Reuters reports: Hundreds of thousands of federal workers woke up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration. Amid uncertainty about whether federal employees should report to work in the morning, senators were set to vote at ...

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McConnell Opposes Trump’s Call For “Nuclear Option”

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday expressed opposition to using the “nuclear option” to allow the Senate to pass a long-term budget with 51 votes. “The Republican Conference opposes changing the rules on legislation,” a spokesman for McConnell said. President Trump earlier Sunday suggested Republicans should deploy the tactic if the Senate is unable to ...

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