Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

McConnell Pushed For Barrett On Night RBG Died

The Hill reports: Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said in a new documentary that the Republican leader urged President Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on the night Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. Holmes, who previously served as chief of staff to McConnell from 2010 to 2013, made …

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McConnell: “We’re Going To Have An Orderly Transfer”

NBC News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said there will be an “orderly transfer” between administrations Jan. 20, though he did not mention President-elect Joe Biden or President Donald Trump, who is refusing to concede, by name. McConnell, R-Ky., has not yet publicly recognized Biden’s victory, but his comments Tuesday following a Senate Republican luncheon signaled he …

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McConnell Blasts Plan To “Retreat” From Afghanistan

Via press release from Mitch McConnell: A rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan now would hurt our allies and delight the people who wish us harm. Violence affecting Afghans is still rampant. The Taliban is not abiding by the conditions of the so-called peace deal. The consequences of a premature American exit would likely be even worse than President …

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Chuck Schumer Reelected Senate Minority Leader

Axios reports: The Senate Democratic caucus re-elected Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and added Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) to its leadership ranks, a Senate Democratic source tells Axios. The re-election of the full Senate Democratic leadership team comes after a relatively disappointing general election in which the party failed to win outright control of the …

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McConnell: Trump Is Right To Look Into “Irregularities”

Reuters reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said President Donald Trump was completely within his rights to look into “irregularities” from last week’s election. In a speech on the Senate floor, the Republican leader did not acknowledge Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect or Kamala Harris as vice president-elect. “President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to look …

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McConnell Pressures Networks Not To Call Election

NPR reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says “every legal vote should be counted” and “any illegal ballots must not,” as President Trump continues to make baseless claims alleging fraud in the election. “Here’s how this must work in our great country: Every legal vote should be counted. Any illegally-submitted ballots must not. All sides must get to observe …

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Axios: McConnell Plans To Block Biden Cabinet Picks

Axios reports: A source close to McConnell tells Axios a Republican Senate would work with Biden on centrist nominees but no “radical progressives” or ones who are controversial with conservatives. The Biden agenda would be severely restricted by GOP control, the source added: “It’s going to be armed camps.” The state of play: The process is in its early stages …

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AP Calls Kentucky Senate Race For Mitch McConnell

The New York Times reports: Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader known for his take-no-prisoners tactics, was elected to a seventh term Tuesday, defeating Amy McGrath, a Democrat who struggled to gain ground despite an outpouring of financial support from her party’s supporters around the nation. Mr. McConnell campaigned back home on how he had used his …

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McConnell Vows To Confirms Judges Until Last Minute

Talking Points Memo reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed Friday that he would continue his full-court press to remake the judiciary up until January 3, when Democrats may take over the Senate, depending on the outcome of next week’s election. “We’re going to run through the tape. We go through the end of the year, and so does …

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McConnell: GOP Has “50-50” Chance Of Losing Senate

Fox News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the chances are “50-50″ that Republicans lose control of the upper chamber with just five days to go until the Nov. 3 election. “It’s a 50-50 proposition. We have a lot of exposure. This is a huge Republican class,” McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday during a campaign stop in Kentucky. “There are …

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McConnell Shrugs Off Questions About Bruised Hands

The New York Daily News reports: Mitch McConnell asserted Thursday that he is healthy after speculation swirled over what is wrong with the Senate majority leader’s hands. McConnell showed up to work at the Capitol Thursday with both hands appearing severely discolored in a deep purple, with band-aids covering some of the knuckle areas. The Kentucky Republican’s lips and the …

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McConnell Urges WH Against Stimulus Deal With Dems

Fox News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged the White House not to strike a big coronavirus deal before the election, despite President Trump’s public wishes to do so. McConnell is concerned that Pelosi, D-Calif., is not negotiating in good faith with the White House. And if a big deal is struck — which Trump has said he wants …

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McConnell: Barrett Confirmation Vote Will Be Monday

Fox News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said that the upper chamber of Congress will vote next Monday, Oct. 26, to confirm President Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court. The Judiciary Committee is expected to vote her out of committee on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET, as it’s customary for the committee to hold over …

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Major Kentucky Newspaper Endorses Amy McGrath

From the editorial board of the Lexington Herald-Leader: The eyes of America are on Kentucky’s race for the U.S. Senate because many rightly feel that next to the presidential election, it’s the most important contest in the country, with the future health of our democracy riding on the right choice. That choice is Amy McGrath, a Democrat challenging longtime incumbent …

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McConnell Won’t Put Trump’s Stimulus Deal To Vote

Axios reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he would not put a potential $1.8 trillion+ deal struck by Democrats and the Trump administration on the Senate floor. “My members think half a trillion dollars, highly targeted is the best way to go,” he said. Why it matters: The economy and American workers need help. Democrats say …

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McConnell: I Avoid Visiting The WH Like The Plague

The Hill reports: Speaking in Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that while he talks to President Trump frequently, he hasn’t been to the White House in person since Aug. 6. “Because my impression was their approach to how to handle this was different from mine and what I insisted we do in the Senate, which was to wear …

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McConnell Delays Return Of Senate Over Infections

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday that the full Senate will not return until Oct. 19 — two weeks later than planned — after three GOP senators tested positive for the coronavirus. But McConnell also vowed that the Senate would still move ahead with Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, with the Senate Judiciary Committee set to …

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McConnell Vows SCOTUS Vote Before Election [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Speaking on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Trump’s nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate.” McConnell said the same individuals who “tried every conceivable dirty trick to obstruct Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh are lining up, lining up to proclaim the …

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Schumer Quotes 2016 McConnell In RBG Statement

The Insider reports: Senate Minority Chuck Schumer issued the same statement following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. Ginsburg died at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. The Supreme Court Justice battled multiple forms …

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McConnell Vows Vote On Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed on Friday that whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will get a vote on the Senate floor, signaling a historic fight in Congress over one of the most polarizing issues in American politics. “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the …

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