Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

McConnell Condemns “Reprehensible” QAnon Rep

The Washington Post reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday condemned Greene’s comparison of coronavirus masking policies to “the horrors of the Holocaust” under Nazi Germany, but said that it will be up to the House to determine whether the Georgia Republican faces any consequences. “Well, she doesn’t serve in the Senate. But this is one of the …

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McConnell Plans Attempt To Block Riot Commission

The Associated Press reports: Senate Republicans are signaling that they will try to block — or at least slow down — a Democratic effort to create a 9/11-style commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, threatening the chances of a deeper, independent look at the siege and how it could be prevented from happening again. Senate …

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McConnell: I’m “100% Focused” On Stopping Biden

Axios reports: McConnell made the comments when asked about Republican Party infighting and a campaign from allies of former President Trump to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as House GOP conference chair. “We’re confronted with severe challenges from a new administration, and a narrow majority of Democrats in the House and a 50-50 Senate to turn America into a socialist …

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McConnell: I’ll Still Back Trump If He’s 2024 Nominee

“I’m going to support the nominee of the Republican Party. I do predict however that there’s going to be a robust competition for the nomination. Once that all sorts itself out, as the Republican leader of the Senate obviously I’ll be supporting the Republican nominee for president. “We’re looking to the future, not the past. And if you want to …

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Trump Calls For Ousting McConnell, Floats DeSantis As 2024 Running Mate, Whines About “Ungrateful” Biden

ABC News reports: Former President Trump on Thursday renewed his feud with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by calling for Senate Republicans to find a new leader ahead of the midterm elections, suggesting doing so would boost their chances of taking back the upper chamber next year. Asked by Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo how Republicans will fare in the …

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McConnell Accuses Biden Of “Giving Up” On Unity

The Hill reports: “President Biden pledged he would be ‘A president for all Americans’ with plans to repair, restore and heal,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning, noting that Congress remains closely divided with a 50-50 Senate and a slim Democratic majority in the House. “But the first hundred days have left much to be desired,” McConnell said. …

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“Impotent” Trump Ad Launches In Palm Beach [VIDEO]

The Palm Beach Post reports: The presidential election is over but The Lincoln Project has not finished poking fun at former President Donald Trump — and has chosen Trump’s home county to launch its latest salvo. The group’s latest ad, launching Thursday, touts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as the true respected leader of the Republican Party. The ad claims …

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McConnell Blocked Ginsburg Memorial In Rotunda

From Susan Page’s coming book, Madam Speaker: When Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September, Pelosi proposed that the groundbreaking feminist lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. She would have been the first woman in history to be so honored. McConnell rejected the idea on the grounds that there was no precedent for such treatment of a …

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Trump Attacks “Dumb Son Of A Bitch” Mitch McConnell

Politico reports: Trump veered off his prepared text during a roughly 50-minute speech before several hundred well-heeled GOP donors at his Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida, saying that he was “disappointed” in former Vice President Mike Pence, calling last year’s presidential election election a “fraud” and mocking Dr. Anthony Fauci. The former president spent several minutes tearing into McConnell, saying …

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McConnell Walks Back Attack On Corporate Donors

The Daily Beast reports: Jumping on the bandwagon of conservative outrage over corporate criticism of Georgia’s new voting law, McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that it was “stupid” for businesses to comment on “highly incendiary” issues. A day later, McConnell sought to clarify his stance. “I didn’t say that very artfully yesterday,” he said on Wednesday. “They’re certainly entitled to …

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McConnell: Donations From Corporations Are Fine But It’s “Stupid” For Them To Weigh In On Voting Rights

“I’m not talking about political contributions. Most of them contribute to both sides. They have political action committees. That’s fine. It’s legal. It’s appropriate. I support that. “I’m talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary issue like this and punishing a community or state because you don’t like a particular law they passed. I just think it’s stupid.  …

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McConnell Threatens Companies Who Oppose Voting Restrictions: Serious Consequences For Aiding Far-Left

Reuters reports: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at corporate America on Monday, warning CEOs to stay out of the debate over a new voting law in Georgia that has been criticized as restricting votes among minorities and the poor. In a sign of a growing rift in the decades-old alliance between the conservative party and U.S. corporations, …

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McConnell: I’ll “Fight Every Step” Of Infrastructure Plan

The Washington Post reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday predicted the Biden administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan is “not going to get support from our side,” given Republican opposition to the the scope of the package and its proposed tax increase for corporations. A day after Biden put forward his vision for upgrading the country’s roads, bridges …

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McConnell Urges “All Republican Men” To Get Vaccine

Mediaite reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R- KY) said on Monday that “there’s no good argument” not to get vaccinated. During an event in Kentucky at the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hazard Clinic promoting vaccines, McConnell was specifically asked about vaccine hesitancy among Republican men. Polling earlier this month showed almost half of Republican men saying they wouldn’t get the …

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McConnell Claims Filibuster Has “No Racial History”

The Washington Post reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has repeatedly defended the filibuster, said Tuesday that the obstructionist practice has no racial history. In fact, Sen. Strom Thurmond (S.C.), then a Democrat but a Republican from 1964 onward, spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes in his filibuster to stop passage of the Civil Rights Act of …

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GOP: Expanded Voting Access Is “Devastating” For Us

ABC News reports: H.R. 1, known as the For the People Act, seeks to abolish hurdles to voting, reform the role of money in politics and tighten federal ethics rules. Among the key tenets of the bill to overhaul the nation’s election system: allowing for no-excuse mail voting, at least 15 days of early voting, automatic voter registration and restoring …

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McConnell Vows Payback If Dems Ax Filibuster [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned on the Senate floor Tuesday that if Democrats eliminate the filibuster and Republicans take back the majority, “we wouldn’t just erase every liberal change that hurt the country — we’d strengthen America with all kinds of conservative policies with zero, zero input from the other side.” He promised that a Republican …

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Trump Issues Attack On McConnell, Kemp, WSJ, GOP

Just in via email: Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America The Wall Street Journal editorial page continues, knowingly, to fight for globalist policies such as bad trade deals, open borders, and endless wars that favor other countries and sell out our great American workers, and they fight for RINOS that have so badly …

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McConnell Pushing KY Bill That Strips Dem Gov Of Power To Appoint His Successor Should He Step Down

The Intercept reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has compiled a short list of successors in his home state of Kentucky, preparing for the possibility that he does not serve out his full term, Kentucky Republicans tell The Intercept. The list is topped by his protégé, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and also includes former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft, …

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McConnell: I’ll Back Trump In 2024 If He’s Nominated

CNN reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would “absolutely” support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blistering critiques of the former President. While McConnell maintained that the 2024 presidential election cycle would be a “wide-open race,” when pressed by Fox News’ Bret Baier about …

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