Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

Cops Drag Wheelchair-Bound Trumpcare Protesters Away From Sen. Mitch McConnell’s DC Office [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I wonder how many a video is worth. In newly surfaced footage posted to Twitter on Thursday, protesters in wheelchairs and wearing medical equipment are carried and dragged away from outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s office, where they were protesting the GOP’s health care bill. The protesters, participating …

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Mitch McConnell Laments Relentless Trump “Drama”

The Associated Press reports: The Senate’s top Republican says “we can do with a little less drama from the White House” so the GOP can focus on advancing the party’s legislative agenda. Appearing Tuesday morning on Bloomberg Business, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was responding to reports that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about the Islamic State group …

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Republicans Pitch Merrick Garland For FBI Director

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff, Josh Holmes, on Sunday declared his old boss’s strong support for the potential nomination of Merrick Garland as FBI director. “I think the Senate majority leader thinks that’s a fantastic idea,” Holmes said during a panel discussion on “Fox News Sunday.” He was reacting to Sen. Mike …

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POLL: Mitch McConnell Least Popular US Senator

Morning Consult reports: Of the 100 members of the Senate, there is only one who is underwater in the eyes of his constituents, according to the new Morning Consult Senator Approval Rankings. And it happens to be chamber’s most powerful member: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. More than 85,000 registered voters across America evaluated the job performance of their senators from …

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McConnell Talks To Romney About 2018 Senate Bid

Politico reports: Mitch McConnell said Friday that he has talked with Mitt Romney about running for the Utah Senate seat now held by Orrin Hatch. But the Senate majority leader made clear that Hatch would have his full support for any reelection bid. Hatch is leaving only the tiniest window to opt out of running for a new six-year term …

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Mitch McConnell: I’ve Got The Votes To Go Nuclear

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is confident he has enough votes to trigger the nuclear option this week to eliminate the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees, he told reporters Tuesday. It became clear Monday that Democrats would filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch when a group of senators announced they would oppose and vote to block …

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McConnell: Please Trump, Get Off The Twitter Machine

Politico reports: As Donald Trump heads to Florida this weekend to give a campaign-style rally, Mitch McConnell made one more plea to the Republican president: Try to stay on message. The Senate majority has been trying for months — unsuccessfully — to convince Trump to adapt McConnell’s own disciplined style. The Kentucky Republican says that Trump’s White House is pursuing …

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McConnell: Trump Isn’t Above Judicial Review [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The executive powers of President Donald Trump are not above judicial review, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday, offering gentle pushback that followed assertions from White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller that federal judges overstepped their bounds by blocking one of Trump’s controversial executive orders on immigration. “I mean, under the Constitution, all of our actions …

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McConnell Orders Elizabeth Warren Silenced For Reading Anti-Sessions Letter From Coretta Scott King

The Huffington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rose on Tuesday and objected in the midst of a speech Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was giving in opposition to the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general. McConnell took particular issue with Warren quoting a letter written by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, …

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McConnell: Use Of Nuclear Option To Confirm SCOTUS Neil Nominee Gorsuch Is “Up To Democrats” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left the door open to using the “nuclear option” and eliminate the Senate’s rule requiring 60 votes to confirm Supreme Court justices if Democrats attempt a filibuster. “I haven’t said what will happen at that point. I’m confident we will get 60 votes,” the Kentucky Republican told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of …

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: No Federal Money For Voter Fraud Investigation, Leave It To States

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday said he doesn’t want to spend federal funds to investigate what President Trump claimed was massive voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. While McConnell says there is voter fraud, he doesn’t believe it’s as widespread as Trump claims or requires federal intervention. He says that cleaning up voter …

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McConnell: Trump’s Wall Will Cost Up To $15B [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he expects the cost of building a wall along the Mexican border to be between $12 billion to $15 billion. But neither McConnell nor House Speaker Paul Ryan said precisely how Congress would pay for the wall, or whether they expect Mexico to repay the cost. Ryan said Thursday he …

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Chuck Schumer Trolls Mitch McConnell With His Own 2009 Letter Demanding Delay For Obama’s Nominees

Vox reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has a simple request for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees must meet the same traditional standards that were demanded of President Barack Obama’s nominees eight years ago. In fact, the request is so similar that Schumer sent the exact same letter McConnell sent to Harry Reid, then the Democratic …

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Flips On 2009 Demand To Obama, Won’t Delay Trump’s Cabinet Nominees [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday rebuffed Democratic calls to slow down rapid confirmation of Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, even after a nonpartisan federal watchdog raised “great” concerns about moving ahead with hearings for nominees without their ethics reviews completed. Walter Shaub, the director of the independent Office of Government Ethics, laid out his warning in a …

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McConnell: No Select Hacking Committee Needed

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said no select committee is needed to look into the Russian meddling in the US. presidential election. McConnell said during an interview that aired Monday with Kentucky Educational Television that the issue of Russian hacking is a “serious issue,” according to The Washington Examiner. But it “doesn’t require” a special committee, …

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Trump Names Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Wife Of Sen. Mitch McConnell, As Transportation Secretary

Talking Points Memo reports: Donald Trump has chosen former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to lead the Department of Transportation, multiple sources told Politico Tuesday. Chao also served as deputy secretary of transportation under George H.W. Bush. She is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Chao was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet-level position. According to …

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Mitch McConnell Reelected Senate Majority Leader

The Associated Press reports: McConnell is widely popular among Republicans and his election was by acclimation on Wednesday. The 74-year-old is considered a clever tactician who mixes conservative leanings with a willingness to cut bipartisan deals when necessary. McConnell was Senate minority leader for eight years before becoming majority leader when the GOP took control in 2015. He enraged Democrats …

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AD PANIC: GOP Drops $25M Into Senate Races

Politico reports: Republicans, on the verge of losing the Senate, are plowing a mammoth $25 million into six races in a last-ditch attempt to stop Donald Trump from dragging the entire GOP down with him. The investment from Senate Leadership Fund, a powerful super PAC with ties to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, comes as Democrats shift resources from Hillary Clinton’s …

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TRUTH SERUM: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Admits Keeping GOP Control Is “Very Dicey”

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate after the November elections are “very dicey,” sounding an alarm amid mounting Republican concerns about presidential nominee Donald Trump, Speaking to a Louisville-area civic group in his home state, McConnell said Senate Republicans were going to be “on defense” in …

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POLITICO: Teabagistan Is Ready To “Pounce” If Republicans Cave On SCOTUS Nomination Hearing

Via Politico: There are plenty of plausible reasons why Republicans might eventually fold in the standoff over the Supreme Court: Overwhelming public opinion, a Democratic pressure campaign, and vulnerable GOP senators trying to save their jobs, to name a few. But there’s another even more persuasive reason they won’t: The wrath of the right wing. The activist right has been …

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