Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

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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Senate Approves $2T Stimulus Bill In Unanimous Vote

The Washington Post reports: Facing one of the worst economic downturns in American history, one that is unsparing in its trauma, the Senate late Wednesday unanimously approved a $2 trillion emergency relief bill that attempts to arrest the financial havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers acted with unusual speed and cooperation to produce the largest economic rescue package in …

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Senate Dems Block “Corporate Bailout” Stimulus Bill

The Washington Post reports: Senate Democrats blocked a massive coronavirus stimulus bill from moving forward late Sunday as partisan disputes raged over the legislation that’s aimed at arresting the economy’s precipitous decline. Lawmakers had hoped to pass the enormous $1.8 trillion bill by Monday but Sunday night they were scrambling to revive talks, with the stock market poised for another …

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McConnell To Judges: Retire So We Can Replace You

The New York Times reports: Running out of federal court vacancies to fill, Senate Republicans have been quietly making overtures to sitting Republican-nominated judges who are eligible to retire to urge them to step aside so they can be replaced while the party still holds the Senate and the White House. Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, who has used …

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McConnell Cancels Senate’s Spring Break Recess

CNBC reports: The Senate will cancel its recess planned for next week as Congress scrambles to respond to the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. “Notwithstanding the scheduled state work period, the Senate will be in session next week,” the Kentucky Republican said in a tweet. “I am glad talks are ongoing between the …

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McConnell To Rebuke Schumer For SCOTUS Comments

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to take to the Senate floor this morning to go after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for saying Supreme Court justices would “pay the price” for anti-abortion rulings. On Wednesday, Schumer said this outside the Supreme Court, as justices considered a case about limiting abortion in Louisiana: “I want to tell you, …

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McConnell Team Is Ratfucking NC Dem Senate Primary

The Associated Press reports: A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina’s Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. Campaign finance documents filed late Thursday show the Faith and Power PAC receiving all of its money so far — $2.95 million — from the …

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Schumer Denies Report: No Deal In Place On Trial’s End

I was all set to post this and then Schumer denied it all. NBC News reports: Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell told their members at their respective closed-door lunches that the two leaders have agreed to a proposal that would culminate in a Wednesday vote to acquit the president, according to two Democrats in the room and two Republican …

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McConnell Took 2020 Donations From Trump’s Lawyers

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Several members of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team recently gave money to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s 2020 reelection campaign, a Courier Journal analysis of campaign finance data found. Ken Starr, who famously prosecuted former President Bill Clinton in his impeachment trial before joining Trump’s team, gave the maximum individual contribution allowed — $2,800 — …

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McConnell: Not Enough Votes Yet To Block Witnesses

The New York Times reports: Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, told a closed-door meeting of Republicans that he does not currently have the votes to block Democrats from calling witnesses at the trial because some Republicans remain uncommitted, according to people familiar with the meeting. In making the statement, Mr. McConnell — who had with him a “whip count” …

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McConnell Pissed At WH For Withholding Bolton Info

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not know that President Donald Trump’s administration had a copy of an explosive manuscript by ex-national security adviser John Bolton, a spokesman said. And Kentucky’s longtime senator, who has said he’s in “total coordination” with the White House on the impeachment trial, reportedly isn’t happy. A McConnell spokesman told The …

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GOP Eyes Quick Acquittal If Move For Witnesses Fails

Politico reports: Senate GOP leaders are strongly considering a move to quickly end President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial next week if a motion to call additional witnesses is defeated, according to three top Republican senators. The Republican strategy — which is still fluid — could mean senators have limited time between key procedural votes and the final vote on whether …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Debates McConnell’s Trial Rules

The New York Times reports: Senator Mitch McConnell has proposed rules for President Trump’s trial that will be debated when the proceedings open at 1 p.m. His plan makes meaningful changes from the precedent in President Bill Clinton’s trial, such as making the trial faster. The impeachment managers from the House, all Democrats, accused Mr. McConnell of doing the president’s …

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Senate Dems Win Two Trial Concessions From GOP

CNBC reports: Senate Democrats won two key changes to the rules of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as proceedings kicked off Tuesday afternoon. The changes will permit each sides’ opening arguments to span three days, instead of two, and will also admit materials into evidence from the House investigation into Trump last fall. The surprise last-minute changes were revealed Tuesday …

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Pelosi Slams McConnell’s “Dark Of Night” Trial Plan

Just in from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “Leader McConnell’s plan for a dark of night impeachment trial confirms what the American people have seen since Day One: the Senate GOP Leader has chosen a cover-up for the President, rather than honor his oath to the Constitution. Shamefully, this sham proposal does not even allow for admitting the House record into …

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Schumer Blasts McConnell’s Senate Trial “Cover Up”

The Hill reports: Senate Democrats slammed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday night over his proposed rules for President Trump’s impeachment trial, accusing the GOP leader of a “cover up.” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called McConnell’s proposal a “national disgrace,” and vowed to try to change it on the floor on Tuesday. The rules would condense the …

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McConnell Issues Resolution On Senate Trial Format

The Washington Post reports: In a four-page resolution, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the opening arguments would begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, with each side given 24 hours to present their case over a two-day period. The Senate will vote on the resolution Tuesday. The question of witnesses would be decided after senators have 16 hours to …

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Collins Passes McConnell As “Most Disliked” Senator

USA Today reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins has surpassed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the most unpopular U.S. Senator, according to a new tracking poll. The Maine Senator’s net approval rating has dropped 10 points since the end of September, leaving her with a 52 percent disapproval rating, a quarterly Morning Consult tracking poll found. The poll comes as …

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Senate Trial Resolution Calls For Vote On Witnesses

The Hill reports: The organizing resolution for President Trump’s impeachment trial will require that senators debate and vote on a motion to subpoena additional witnesses but not on a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment, say GOP senators who have viewed the resolution. Language to require a debate and vote on witnesses after the House impeachment managers and Trump’s lawyers …

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