Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

McConnell: The Senate Will Definitely Have A Trial

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brushed aside a question on Wednesday about trying to quickly dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump, noting the chamber would have to have a trial. “I don’t think there’s any question that we have to take up the matter. The rules of impeachment are very clear, we’ll have to have …

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GOP Senators: We Won’t Watch Impeachment Hearings

You know he won’t be able to resist: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he will be paying attention to the Senate’s business Wednesday instead of the first day of the House’s public impeachment hearings. McConnell is one of several Republican senators who said Tuesday that they don’t plan to watch. “Tomorrow, I’m going to be paying attention to …

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KENTUCKY: McConnell Says Matt Bevin Lost Election

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday it appears that Gov. Matt Bevin has lost the election for Kentucky governor, but he declined to say whether he thinks the Republican governor should concede. “I’m sorry Matt came up short, he had a good four years and all indications are we’ll have a new governor,” McConnell …

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Hugh Hewitt Calls On McConnell To Block Trump’s Trial

“When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died on Feb. 13, 2016, it took McConnell about an hour to declare that the Senate would not consider a replacement nominee until after the November presidential election. “This bold move on behalf of the Constitution will always be McConnell’s crowning achievement as leader: He let the people decide the direction of the court. …

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McConnell: Senate Will Acquit Trump Quickly Because 2020 Democrats Will Want To Get Back To Campaign

Reuters reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday predicted the Senate would acquit President Trump of any articles of impeachment passed by the Democratic-controlled House. “How long it goes on really just depends on how long the Senate wants to spend on it,” McConnell told reporters. “I will say I’m pretty sure how it’s likely to end. If …

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McConnell Contradicts Trump On His “Innocent” Call To The Ukrainian President: We Never Spoke About That

CBS News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell denied telling President Trump his July phone call with the Ukrainian president was “innocent,” as the president had indicated earlier this month. Asked on Tuesday whether he believes the president has handled the U.S. relationship with Ukraine “perfectly,” McConnell told CBS News he had not spoken to the president about the July …

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McConnell Preps GOP Senators For Trump’s Trial

The Hill reports: The GOP leader told colleagues during a PowerPoint presentation that they would not be allowed to speak during the trial and that any motions to dismiss the impeachment articles would be reserved for Trump’s defense team and the House Democratic impeachment managers, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), who attended the meeting, told The Wall Street Journal. McConnell later …

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McConnell Rages Against “Unfair” Impeachment Probe

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed off against the House impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, marking his first comments since Congress returned from its two-week break. “House Democrats are finally indulging in their impeachment obsession. Full steam ahead,” McConnell said during a speech from the Senate floor, adding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had “crumbled” to …

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McConnell Joins GOP Outrage Over Trump’s Syria Move

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly rebuked President Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria, saying that a supermajority in the Senate disagreed with the president’s abrupt announcement. “I urge the President to exercise American leadership to keep together our multinational coalition to defeat ISIS and prevent significant conflict between our NATO ally Turkey …

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Chao Favored McConnell Backers Seeking Grants

Politico reports: In her first 14 months as Transportation secretary, Elaine Chao met with officials from Kentucky, which her husband Mitch McConnell represents in the Senate, vastly more often than those from any other state. In all, 25 percent of Chao’s scheduled meetings with local officials of any state from January 2017 to March 2018 were with Kentuckians, who make …

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McConnell Facebook Money Beg Vows To Save Trump

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) reelection campaign is seizing on the fight over impeachment, pledging in Facebook ads that he will lead Republican efforts to stop President Trump from being removed from office. “Nancy Pelosi’s in the clutches of a left wing mob. They finally convinced her to impeach the president. All of you know your …

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McConnell: I’d Have No Choice But To Hold Trump Trial

“Well, under the Senate rules, we’re required to take it up if the House does go down that path, and we’ll follow the Senate rules. It’s a Senate rule related to impeachment that would take 67 votes to change, so I would have no choice but to take it up. How long you’re on it is a whole different matter, …

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Dem McConnell Challenger Backs Impeachment Inquiry

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath, a Democratic candidate and potential opponent for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020, endorsed the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Friday. The House opened the impeachment inquiry against Trump Tuesday, days after finding out Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate a political rival, former …

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Mitch McConnell: If The House Votes To Impeach Trump, The Senate “Has No Choice” But To Conduct His Trial

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that if the House goes ahead and impeaches President Donald Trump, the Senate “has no choice” but to conduct a trial to determine whether the president is removed from office. The Kentucky Republican told NPR on Friday that “if the House were to act, the Senate immediately goes into a …

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McConnell Rages: Pelosi Caved To the Dem Far-Left

Via press release from Mitch McConnell’s office: “Washington Democrats have been searching for ways to reverse their 2016 election defeat since before President Trump was even inaugurated. “The result has been a two-and-a-half-year impeachment parade in search of a rationale. When investigations by Special Counsel Mueller and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence deflated their breathless accusations of a campaign …

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Senate Unanimously Approves Nonbinding Resolution Calling On Trump To Release Whistleblower Complaint

Roll Call reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday would not speculate about how the Senate might handle articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. At his weekly media appearance after the Senate policy luncheons, the Kentucky Republican did say that in conversations with top Trump administration officials, including the secretary of Defense and the secretary of State, he …

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McConnell Backs $250M In Election Security Funding

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came out Thursday in support of providing states with an additional $250 million in election security funding, an abrupt turnaround after more than a year of opposition by the Kentucky Republican on the issue. McConnell, who has been derided by Democrats as “Moscow Mitch” for repeatedly blocking efforts to combat Russian …

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House Dems To Target McConnell In Fall Messaging

Axios reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will escalate her caucus’ anti-Mitch McConnell messaging this fall, testing a theory that this can be more effective than just continuing the party’s anti-Trump rhetoric, Democratic leadership aides tell Axios. Democrats are still divided over how much to focus on President Trump ahead of the 2020 elections — and they’re aware that “Trump fatigue” …

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145 Top CEOs Beg Senate To Pass Gun Control Bills

Axios reports: 145 top CEOs signed a letter urging the Republican-controlled Senate to act on gun control by passing legislation already introduced by Democrats. Corporate America is taking the lead in tackling gun control. Multiple retail companies, including Walmart and CVS, are asking customers to not openly carry firearms in their stores. After a deadly shooting at an El Paso …

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McConnell: Calling Me “Moscow Mitch” Is McCarthyism

Hugh Hewitt: Senator, let me begin by talking to you about nicknames. I played the Cocaine song, because Cocaine Mitch is a popular hashtag among people like me. Grim Reaper is as well. But Moscow Mitch is McCarthyism. That’s absolutely despicable. What do you think of the last one? Mitch McConnell: Yeah, I mean, it’s modern day McCarthyism. Unbelievable for …

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