Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

McConnell Bucks Trump On Readmitting Russia To G7

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that Russia should not be readmitted to the Group of Seven (G-7), breaking with President Trump who has repeatedly floated having Moscow attend the group’s summits. Asked if Russia should be let back into the economic group, McConnell told reporters: “Absolutely not.” Trump said late last month that …

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Amy McGrath Projected To Win KY Dem Senate Primary

NBC News reports: Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath has won the state’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary, NBC News projects, narrowly edging Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker in a tougher-than-expected race for the right to face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November. McGrath, who was backed by several establishment Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had initially …

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Mitch McConnell: “We Must Have No Stigma For Masks”

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated his strong support of wearing masks and face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic, saying, “we must have no stigma, none, about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people.” McConnell, speaking on the floor of the Senate, said, “The more we hate the pain and suffering that accompanied …

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McConnell: I’ll Still Be GOP Leader If We Lose Majority

All of this assumes McTurtle even keeps his seat: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he intends to stay on as Republican leader even if his party loses control of the upper chamber in November. Asked if he intends to seek the GOP leader spot in the next Congress even if Republicans lose the majority, McConnell …

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McConnell: “I Won’t Critique” Trump’s “Performance”

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday sidestepped a question about President Trump’s response to protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, and didn’t directly weigh in on the treatment of protesters outside the White House on Monday night. “I’m not going to critique other people’s performances. I can speak for myself, and I just …

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McConnell: Wear A Mask, “There Should Be No Stigma”

ABC News reports: Wading into a politically charged issue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday preached the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation’s economy reopens from the “cataclysmic” damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. During a tour of hospitals this week in his home state of Kentucky, the Republican leader has stressed wearing masks in public …

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Lincoln Project Ad Eviscerates “Rich Mitch” [VIDEO]

The Morning Consult reports: The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump super PAC led by current and ex-Republican strategists, has made a splash on cable news with its videos attacking the president. Now it’s turning its attention to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as part of a series targeting Senate Republicans the group says have enabled the commander in chief. A new …

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Rubio To Replace Burr As Senate Intel Committee Chair

Axios reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Monday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will serve as the acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee while a federal investigation into Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is ongoing. The backdrop: Last week, the FBI seized Burr’s phone as part of an investigation into stock trades he made shortly before the coronavirus …

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McConnell Slams Move For Remote Voting By House

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday defended Democratic efforts to change the chamber’s rules to allow remote voting during the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that the move is “not in opposition to the traditions of the House.” The House will vote Friday on the proposed rule changes, which were drafted after bipartisan negotiations. The proposal would …

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Panicking GOP Begs Pompeo To Enter Senate Race

Politico reports: Senate Republicans have a problem in Kansas. And they still think Mike Pompeo is the solution. Staring at a messy primary, a credible Democratic challenger and a real battle for Senate control, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for the secretary of State to jump into the race with just weeks to go until the filing deadline. …

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Senate Republicans To Intro Bill Shielding Employers From “Second Epidemic Of Frivolous” COVID Lawsuits

Courthouse News reports: Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee expressed concern Tuesday about the possibility of an overwhelming number of lawsuits filed by employees challenging the necessity of their workplace exposure to Covid-19. With an exasperated health care system tattered in the wake of a Covid-19 response, lawmakers have feared litigation by employees against businesses deemed essential could flood …

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New McConnell Lie: Obama Left Us No Pandemic Plan

CBS News reports: Late last week, former President Obama broke his silence on the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling it an “an absolute chaotic disaster.” “You know, generally, former presidents just don’t do that,” McConnell told President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, during an interview streamed live by the Trump campaign Monday night. “I think it’s a little …

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McConnell Moves To Give DOJ New Surveillance Powers

The Daily Beast reports: Days after the Justice Department controversially dropped charges against Mike Flynn, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is set to expand a highly political Justice Department’s surveillance authorities during a vote this week to renew the 2001 PATRIOT Act. Under cover of redressing what President Trump and his allies call the FBI’s “witch hunt” over collusion …

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McConnell: Battle For Senate Will Be A “Knife Fight”

From an interview with Fox News: Let me just say that the Senate majority has not been a certainty at any point this cycle. We always knew from the beginning, and I’ve said consistently there’s going to be a dog fight. The other thing that’s not new is that we’re being outspent these days. We were outspent in 2016 and …

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McConnell To States: Bankruptcy Better Than Bailouts

Reuters reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday opened the door to allowing U.S. states to file for bankruptcy to deal with economic losses stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that are punching big holes in their budgets. McConnell said in a radio interview that Republicans would not support giving state and local governments more money in future coronavirus aid …

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Senate Approves $448B For Hospitals, COVID Testing

CNBC reports: Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal Tuesday on a $484 billion coronavirus relief package for small businesses, hospitals and testing. The deal would allocate $320 billion more for the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides small business loans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. $60 billion of that would be set aside for small institutions, according to a …

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REPORT: McConnell Loathes Trump, Calls Him “Nuts”

Salon reports: According to an extensively researched report on what makes Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell tick, New Yorker writer Jane Mayer reveals that the Senate leader has reportedly called Donald Trump “nuts” behind his back — and that he cynically only supports the president because he is left alone to pursue his own agenda while Trump goes through the …

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COVID Reminds McConnell Of His Boyhood Polio Bout

The Associated Press reports: Mitch McConnell’s earliest childhood memory is the day he left the polio treatment center at Warm Springs, Georgia, for the last time. The two crises now bookend McConnell’s years, making the Kentucky Republican an unexpected voice of personal experience and reflection in what he calls these “eerie” times. It’s an unusual role for the famously guarded …

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Dem Rep Roasts “Idiot” Mitch McConnell For Claiming Impeachment “Diverted” Trump’s Attention From Virus

Mediaite reports: Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “an idiot,” Tuesday, before adding that he hopes “the people of Kentucky understand that they have a senator who is not serving their best interest in any way.” After being asked on the Dean Obeidallah Show about McConnell’s claim that the impeachment attempt against President Donald Trump …

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McConnell: Impeachment “Diverted” Trump From Virus

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blamed the Democrats’ push to impeach President Trump in January for distracting the Trump administration from the threat posed by the coronavirus. “It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was …

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