Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

McConnell Says He’ll Likely Vote For Gun Reform Bill

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday announced he supports a bipartisan framework on gun safety and will likely vote for legislation that reflects it. “For myself, I’m comfortable with the framework and if the legislation ends up reflecting the framework, I’ll be supportive,” McConnell told reporters after the weekly Senate GOP conference lunch. McConnell is …

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McConnell PAC Spends $2M To Oppose Mo Brooks

From Alabama’s right wing Yellowhammer News: Alabama’s 2022 race for the U.S. Senate has proven that there is no love lost between U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Federal Election Commission (FEC) records unveiled last week that the Senate Leadership Fund (SLF), a super PAC affiliated with the Senate GOP leader, has invested $2 …

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GOP Senators Meet With Zelensky In Kyiv [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has welcomed to Kyiv a congressional delegation led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Zelensky said on his Instagram account that the visit “is a strong signal of bipartisan support for Ukraine from the United States Congress and the American people.” He added: “Thank you for your leadership in helping us in our struggle …

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McConnell: Abortion Battle Won’t Impact Midterms

NPR reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defended the U.S. Supreme Court’s potential move to issue rulings that are in conflict with a majority of Americans’ views on abortion rights, telling NPR that is a feature of the system. McConnell said the debate about abortion will shift to the states. Democrats are retooling their message for the November midterms to …

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McConnell Shades Trump With “Old Crow” Bourbon

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell brought the Kentucky Derby spirit to Capitol Hill Thursday — and had a little fun with former President Donald Trump’s mocking nickname for him by gifting his fellow Republican senators a bottle of Old Crow bourbon. GOP senators take turns hosting their weekly luncheon in Washington, D.C., and McConnell hosts it …

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McConnell Rages About SCOTUS Leak: Liberals Want To Rip The Blindfold Off Lady Justice And Elevate Mob Rule

Here’s a partial transcript of McConnell’s rant: For years the radical left has attacked the institution of the Supreme Court. Last night it appears their campaign hit a new low. Historically the justices, clerks and staff have prized and protected the court’s confidentiality. The justices must be able to discuss and deliberate in an environment of total trust and privacy. …

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Trump: I’d Still Be In White House If Not For McConnell

The Hill reports: Former President Trump told New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns that he would still be in the White House if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had bought into his false election claims. ”Had Mitch stuck with many members of the party who knew the election was rigged, I think we wouldn’t be at …

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BOOK: McConnell “Exhilarated” That Riot Hurt Trump

The Washington Post reports: Hours after a mob ransacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in a bid to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described himself as “exhilarated” about the potential damage to President Donald Trump. “I feel exhilarated by the fact that this fellow finally, totally discredited himself,” McConnell told …

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BOOK: McCarthy And McConnell Wanted Trump Out

The New York Times reports: In the days after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building, the two top Republicans in Congress, Representative Kevin McCarthy and Senator Mitch McConnell, told associates they believed President Trump was responsible for inciting the deadly riot and vowed to drive him from politics. Mr. McCarthy went so far as to say he would …

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McConnell PAC Books $141 Million In US Senate Ads

Politico reports: A Mitch McConnell-aligned super PAC is booking $141 million in fall advertisements to help turn the Senate red, a staggering sum that sets the stage for a vicious battle over the chamber’s control. The GOP-controlled Senate Leadership Fund is reserving eight-figure ad flights starting in September to protect Republican seats in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as well …

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McConnell To GOP Senators: Don’t Vote For Jackson

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is putting public and private pressure on Senate Republican colleagues to oppose President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court, despite the historic nature of her nomination to be the first Black woman on the court. McConnell has dug in against Biden’s nominee, arguing the vote isn’t about “race or gender” but …

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Greitens: I’m Coming For Disgusting Coward McConnell

“I wanna tell you directly, Karl Rove and Mitch McConnell. Hear me now. You are disgusting cowards and we are coming for you. “We are no longer going to allow you – not just to attack me and attack my kids, but to destroy this country, and that’s what you’re doing. “You’re making life hard for millions of families around …

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McConnell: “I Cannot And Will Not” Vote To Confirm

The Associated Press reports: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that he will vote against confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson, saying he “cannot and will not” support the groundbreaking nominee for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. While McConnell’s opposition was not unexpected and Jackson’s confirmation is still on track, his declaration coming only hours after the Senate Judiciary …

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McConnell Shrugs At Calls For Greitens To Drop Out

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday sidestepped saying if former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who is running for Senate, should drop out in the wake of allegations of abuse by his former wife. “Well look I think all of the developments of the last 24 hours are things the people of Missouri are going to …

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McConnell Waffles On Confirming SCOTUS Nominee

The Hill reports: CBS’s “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan asked McConnell how he was leaning with regards to Jackson’s nomination, noting that he had previously voted against her for a previous appointment. While he has praised Jackson’s credentials, McConnell has so far remained coy as to how he will vote. “We had a very good conversation in my office …

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Rick Scott Torches “Careerist” McConnell In WSJ Op-Ed On His Plan To Wreck Social Security And Medicare

Sen. Rick Scott writes for the Wall Street Journal: I have committed heresy in Washington. I’ve been in the Senate for only three years, and I have released an 11-point plan with 128 ideas on what Republicans should do after we win the coming elections and take control of the Senate and House. In the real world beyond the Beltway, …

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Scott’s Loony GOP Plan Publicly Axed By McConnell

Axios reports: Standing before a crowd of reporters at the Capitol, Tuesday afternoon, McConnell sentenced the Scott plan to death. “We will not have as part of our agenda, a bill that raises taxes on half the American people and sunsets Social Security and Medicare within five years,” McConnell said. “That will not be part of the Republican Senate Majority …

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Trump Pressures Rick Scott To Run For Senate Leader

Playbook reports: In a private meeting at Mar-a-Lago a few days ago, Donald Trump made a personal pitch to Senate Republican campaign chief Rick Scott. “You should run for Senate majority leader,” he told the NRSC chair. It wasn’t the first time, either: Trump has repeatedly told Scott he’d be great at the job and should challenge Mitch McConnell. The …

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Trump Rages At McConnell: He Doesn’t Speak For GOP

From the world’s most famous liar: Mitch McConnell does not speak for the Republican Party, and does not represent the views of the vast majority of its voters. He did nothing to fight for his constituents and stop the most fraudulent election in American history. And he does nothing to stop the lawless Biden Administration, the invasion of our Borders, …

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McConnell Bucks RNC: Riot Was “Violent Insurrection”

The Hill reports: Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized the Republican National Committee for its censure of Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and broke with their language on Jan. 6, calling it a “violent insurrection.” “It was a violent insurrection with the purpose of trying to prevent peaceful transfer of power. …That’s what it was,” McConnell …

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