Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

McConnell: Leave Justice Samuel Alito Alone [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told critics to lay off the Supreme Court following the revelation that an upside-down flag flew at the home of Justice Samuel Alito shortly after the Jan. 6 insurrection. The upside-down flag ― a symbol of the “Stop the Steal” movement protesting Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential election victory ― was …

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GOP Senators Huddle To Plot Post-McConnell Majority

Axios reports: A half-dozen conservative senators known as the “Breakfast Club” are banding together to try to influence the race for Senate GOP leader — and how the chamber would run with a Republican majority. The Breakfast Club is an unofficial group but it’s as close as the Senate gets to the House Freedom Caucus, which has been a persistent …

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McConnell Shoots Downs Federal Abortion Ban [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did not say whether he is supportive of a 15-week federal ban on abortions, with exceptions, but told NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “I don’t think we’ll get 60 votes in the Senate for any kind of national legislation.” McConnell made clear that he believes it’s an issue that should be decided in …

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McConnell: Presidents Shouldn’t Have Total Immunity

NBC News reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview Thursday with NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that he doesn’t think presidents should be immune from criminal prosecution for actions taken while in office, as the Supreme Court heard arguments on the issue. “President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office. … …

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McConnell Mocks Tucker Carlson After Senate Breaks Republican Filibuster On Foreign Aid With 80-19 Vote

NBC News reports: The Senate voted Tuesday to advance the $95 billion aid package to provide critical aid to Ukraine and a provision that could lead to a nationwide ban on TikTok. The vote of 80-19 indicates the legislation has enough support to clear the Senate in a final vote, which could come as soon as Tuesday evening, and then …

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McConnell Says He’ll Serve Out Full Term Through 2026

The Hill reports: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) says he has no plans to retire from the Senate before the end of his term in January 2027, dispelling speculation that he may leave Congress early after announcing his retirement as party leader. McConnell says he plans to go in a “different direction” after serving as party leader for 18 …

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Kentucky Lawmakers Approve Bill Stripping Democrat Gov Of Power To Appoint US Senators During Vacancy

The Associated Press reports: Kentucky lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a bill stripping the state’s Democratic governor of any role in picking someone to occupy a U.S. Senate seat if a vacancy occurred in the home state of 82-year-old Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. The legislation calls for a special election to fill any Senate vacancy from the Bluegrass …

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Republicans Blast Schumer’s Call To Oust Netanyahu

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called on Israel to hold new elections, saying he believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has “lost his way” and is an obstacle to peace in the region amid a growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The speech drew a swift reprisal from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who said …

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McConnell Finally Bends The Knee To Glorious Leader

The Washington Post reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) endorsed Donald Trump for president on Wednesday after years of acrimony between the two men, cementing Trump’s continued hold on the Republican Party. “It is abundantly clear that former President Trump has earned the requisite support of Republican voters to be our nominee for President of the United States,” McConnell …

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BREAKING: McConnell To Step Down As Senate Leader

The Associated Press reports: Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November. McConnell, who turned 82 last week, was set to announce his decision Wednesday in the well of the Senate, a place where …

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McConnell Calls On Johnson To Allow Ukraine Aid Vote

Politico reports: Mitch McConnell urged Speaker Mike Johnson to allow a vote on Ukraine aid in an interview on Tuesday afternoon, though the Senate minority leader said he would not be “so presumptuous as to tell him how to do it.” “We’ve heard all kinds of rumors about whether the House supports Ukraine or doesn’t. It seems to me that …

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Cruz: McConnell Should Step Down As Minority Leader

Fox News reports: Sen. Ted Cruz doubled down Tuesday on his call for fresh leadership, saying the Senate’s crafting of its border bill has been a disaster from its inception. Cruz told Fox News that by calculating the amount of illegal immigrants permitted per day through the law it portrayed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. James Lankford, and other …

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McConnell: Proposed Border Deal “Undermines” Trump

CNN reports: Former President Donald Trump’s push to kill a bipartisan immigration deal may now derail a major national security package, forcing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to suggest a new course of action and endangering aid to Ukraine and Israel in the process. According to a GOP source familiar with the matter, McConnell told Republicans at a private Wednesday …

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McConnell Presses House GOP On Spending Bill

Axios reports: Senate Republicans are publicly acknowledging the need for a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded past January and avoid a government shutdown. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has pledged not to pass another so-called continuing resolution, putting him on a collision course with his increasingly agitated right flank. “Obviously we’re going to have to pass a …

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Bannon: GOP Sen. Steve Daines Is “McConnell’s Bitch”

“McConnell wants control, that evil, decrepit old man. Who right now is trying to get back into the big news out of Politico is how he’s trying to get back into it with Biden said cut another deal. “Just like the debt deal, just like all the spending. Remember, this is all because of the compromise and the collaborationist in …

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Mitch McConnell: Trump Wasn’t Worried About My Wife “Poisoning” Us When He Appointed Her To His Cabinet

Mediaite reports: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-MY) was asked on Tuesday to weigh in on former President Donald Trump saying immigrants are “poisoning the blood” of our country – a remark that apparently hit close to home for the Kentucky Republican. “Are you comfortable with your party’s leading presidential candidate referring to immigrants as people who are poisoning the …

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McConnell Defies The Cult In Call For Aid To Ukraine

The Messenger reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delivered remarks on the Senate floor on Monday in which he called for lawmakers to support an aid package that would provide funding for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and the southern border. “The bottom line is simple: We don’t have the luxury of addressing glaring threats to our national security one at …

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McConnell: Next Speaker Must End Motion To Vacate

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urged former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) replacement on Wednesday to eliminate the motion to vacate after the procedural tool was used to force the latter’s historic ouster. “I have no advice to give to House Republicans, except one: I hope whoever the next speaker is gets rid of the …

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McConnell: I’m Staying Out Of The Impeachment Fight

The Hill reports: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) says he plans to give Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Republicans plenty of space to pursue an impeachment inquiry against President Biden, after saying last month that “impeachment ought to be rare” and “is not good for our country.” Despite making clear his qualms about pursuing an impeachment inquiry against …

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CBS Poll: Over 75% Want Age Limit For Elected Officials

Axios reports: Over three-fourths of Americans think there should be a maximum age limit for elected officials, according to a CBS News/YouGov survey. The poll comes as attention toward the age of politicians has been in the spotlight after several incidents, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) freezing in front of reporters and ongoing concerns about President Biden’s age. …

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