Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell Launches 2020 Reelection Bid With Clip Bragging About Blocking Obama’s SCOTUS Pick

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday kicked off his 2020 reelection bid with a video highlighting his successful effort to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland — a move that helped reshape the court and over which Democrats are still fuming. The video also includes footage of President Trump hailing McConnell as …

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House Votes 232-190 To Restore Net Neutrality Rules, McConnell Declares Bill “Dead On Arrival” In Senate

Roll Call reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already declared the Democratic net neutrality bill, which passed the House on Wednesday, “dead on arrival” in the upper chamber. Democrats likely never gave their legislation, sponsored by Democratic Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle, much of a chance of advancing beyond the House. But while Republicans have spent weeks shaping their message …

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Sen. Chuck Grassley Backs Release Of Mueller Report

Mediaite reports: As Republicans and Democrats fight over the release of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s full report, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) tweeted his support for making the two-year investigation public. “I support release of the Mueller report,” Grassley tweeted. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushed back on Democratic calls for the quick release of the full report by saying, …

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McConnell Blocks Release Of Full Mueller Report

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a move by Senate Democrats to call on Attorney General William Barr to release special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on the Russia investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called up the measure but McConnell, R-Ky., shot it down. McConnell said it’s too early to call for …

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McConnell Scrambles On Pending “Emergency” Block

The Hill reports: Opposition to President Trump’s emergency border declaration is snowballing in the Senate, forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to scramble for a way to avoid a major embarrassment for the president. While McConnell has long viewed a resolution of disapproval backed by Democrats as likely to pass the Senate, support for the measure is growing. Some …

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McConnell: Senate Will Pass “Emergency” Order Block

Roll Call reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said senators were still looking into whether the joint resolution to stop President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration can be amended. But, the Kentucky Republican also said he anticipated the Senate would pass the measure disapproving of the border security emergency. “I was one of those hoping the president would not take …

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Blames Democrats For Republican Election Fraud In North Carolina House Race [VIDEO]

“For years and years, every Republican who dared to call for common sense safeguards for Americans’ ballots was demonized by Democrats and their allies. We were hit with left-wing talking points insisting that voter fraud wasn’t real. Never happens, they said. That fraud just didn’t happen. That modest efforts to ensure that voters are who they say they are and …

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Schumer Invites USMC Pilot To Challenge McConnell

Politico reports: Chuck Schumer is actively recruiting a high-profile fighter pilot to take on Mitch McConnell in 2020 — a calculated act of aggression against a leading Republican foe. Schumer met with Amy McGrath, a Marine veteran-turned 2018 congressional candidate, at Democratic Party headquarters last month to pitch her on running against McConnell. McGrath listened and didn’t rule it out. …

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Mitch McConnell Mocks Plan For Election Day Holiday

Talking Points Memo reports: Less than a week after the 35-day shutdown, during which hundreds of thousands of federal workers went without pay, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made a floor speech Wednesday ridiculing the idea of making Election Day a paid holiday for federal workers. “This is the Democrat plan to restore democracy? A brand-new week of paid …

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Republican Senators Roiled By Shutdown Infighting

The Washington Post reports: Republican senators clashed with one another and confronted Vice President Pence inside a private luncheon on Thursday, as anger hit a boiling point over the longest government shutdown in history. “This is your fault,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at one point, according to two Republicans who attended the lunch and …

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Mitch McConnell: Blocking The Appointment Of Merrick Garland Is The Most Consequential Thing I’ve Ever Done

From McConnell’s interview with New York Times Magazine: When I asked McConnell how he felt about his legacy and Trump’s being so closely linked, he rejected the premise. “I don’t think so,” he said. “I think the most consequential call I made was before President Trump came to office.” I asked what he meant. “The decision not to fill the …

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McConnell And Schumer Agree To Two Shutdown Votes

The New York Times reports: The Senate will vote Thursday on two separate bills that would bring an immediate end to the partial government shutdown: one backed by President Trump that includes $5.7 billion for his border wall and another that would simply extend funding for shuttered agencies through Feb. 8. The plan, a compromise between Senator Mitch McConnell, the …

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McConnell Again Blocks Bill To Reopen Government

ABC News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked legislation on Thursday that would have reopened most of the federal government impacted by the partial shutdown. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tried to get consent to take up a House-passed bill that would reopen all agencies except the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is at the center of the …

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McConnell Again Blocks Bill To Reopen Government

The Hill reports: Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed package to reopen the federal government for a second time in as many weeks on Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) asked for consent take up a package of bills that would reopen the federal government. One bill would fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. …

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McConnell Blasts Steve King: There’s No Place In The Republican Party For White Supremacy (LOLOLOLOL)

Fox News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., slammed Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King on Monday over recent remarks King made about the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacist,” arguing that if the representative “doesn’t understand why ‘white supremacy’ is offensive, he should find another line of work.” “There is no place in the Republican Party, the Congress or …

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McConnell: Dems Are Throwing A “Partisan Tantrum”

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ripped Senate Democrats on Tuesday, comparing their plan to prevent the chamber from taking up legislation to a “partisan tantrum.” “Now they’re threatening to shut the Senate down, too. They’re threatening to shut down efforts to protect our allies and strengthen our relationship with Israel. Something they all recently claim to support,” …

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McConnell Adjourns Senate Until December 27th

The Hill reports: The partial shutdown will drag into next week after the Senate adjourned on Saturday without taking action to end the funding lapse and reopen the federal government. The chamber will next meet for a pro forma session on Monday morning, then will reconvene after Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 27, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced. The …

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Senate May Vote On Amended Spending Bill Tomorrow

Bloomberg reports: Senators are preparing for a possible vote on Friday if the House is able to send it an amended government funding bill. Senators and aides say they’ve been told to tentatively plan for a vote around noon on Friday, even as scores of senators have already left Washington after passing a seven-week stopgap funding measure on Wednesday night. …

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McConnell To Intro Spending Bill To Avert Shutdown

Politico reports: Mitch McConnell is working to bail out Congress and President Donald Trump from an intractable government shutdown impasse, moving on Wednesday to fund the government into early February and avoid a funding lapse right before the holidays. The Senate majority leader will introduce a bill that funds the government through Feb. 8 after a longer-term offer was rejected …

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McConnell To Allow Senate Vote On Prison Reform Bill

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he will bring a bipartisan criminal justice bill up for a vote, marking a significant win for the legislation’s supporters, including President Trump. “At the request of the president and following improvements to the legislation that has been secured by several members, the Senate will take up …

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