Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

McConnell Vows Kavanaugh Vote This Week [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doubled down Tuesday on his vow to hold a vote by the end of the week on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, saying he was the victim of open “floodgates of mud and muck.” “One thing we know for sure: The Senate will vote on Judge …

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McConnell Rages About “Smear Campaign” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will receive an up-or-down vote in the Senate “in the near future.” McConnell on Monday angrily denounced Democrats, accusing them of waging a “smear campaign” against Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. McConnell called the latest allegation “another orchestrated, last-minute hit on …

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McConnell Asked Trump To Lay Off Christine Ford

CNN reports: After President Donald Trump tweeted criticism of the woman who came forward accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the President on Friday to say his tweets did not help, two people familiar with the call confirmed to CNN. In a series of tweets sent out Friday morning, Trump threw …

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McConnell Vows Kavanaugh Will Soon Be Confirmed

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stated definitively Friday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed soon, despite the controversy generated by allegations that the nominee engaged in sexual misconduct. “You’ve watched the fight, you’ve watched the tactics,” McConnell said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. “But here is what I want to …

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McConnell: Dead Even Senate Races Are A “Knife Fight”

NBC News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said today that the Senate races in this year’s midterm elections are going to be “very challenging,” comparing each one to “a knife fight in an alley.” Speaking to reporters at the Gene Snyder Federal Courthouse in Louisville, Kentucky, McConnell was asked if Republicans will hold onto the majority in Congress. …

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Paul Ryan And Mitch McConnell Had To Use “Props And Flattery” To Talk Trump Out Of Government Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: The top two Republicans in Congress arrived at the White House this week armed with props aimed at flattering and cajoling President Trump out of shutting down the government at the end of this month. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) showed the president glossy photos of a wall under construction along the U.S.-Mexico border. Senate …

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Trump Renews Shutdown Threat Over Border Wall, McConnell Says No Bill Until After Midterms [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Trump has repeatedly threatened not to sign funding legislation if Congress fails to include enough money for a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump reiterated that threat late on Wednesday. Responding to a reporter’s question about a possible shutdown, he said: “If it happens, it happens. If it’s about border security, I’m willing to do anything. We …

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McConnell Backs Away From Trump: Russians Are Not Our Friends, I Entirely Believe Our Intel Community

Almost every Republican is running for the hills on this: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday said that Russia is not a friend of the U.S. and that he supports the intelligence community’s finding that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election. “I have said a number of times, I’ll say it again: The Russians are not our friends. …

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McConnell Confronted By Anti-ICE Protesters [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: A group of protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Bardstown Road in Louisville Saturday, calling out “Abolish ICE” and “No justice, no peace.” The interaction was captured on video and shared with Courier Journal. In it, someone asks McConnell, “Where are the children? Where are the babies, MItch?” — an apparent reference to …

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McConnell Mocks Calls To Delay SCOTUS Nomination: They Forget I Said “Presidential” Election Year [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was awful giddy Thursday night while discussion the future confirmation of President Donald Trump‘s next Supreme Court nominee. Appearing on Fox News, McConnell was asked to react to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) accused the Senate Majority Leader of “setting the rules” by not allowing “a Supreme Court justice during an election year.” …

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Trump: SCOTUS Search Begins Immediately [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would move quickly to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced that he will retire on July 31. Trump told reporters the process would “begin immediately .” The president said he would review an existing list of candidates for the opening. The list was put together …

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McConnell Calls For “Fair Treatment” Of Next SCOTUS Nominee, Predicts Confirmation Will Happen This Fall

The Hill reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that the Senate will vote in the fall to confirm President Trump’s forthcoming nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent … we will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall,” McConnell said from the …

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McConnell Cancels Senate August Recess, Undercuts Home Turf Midterm Campaigning By Vulnerable Dems

Bloomberg reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell canceled most of the chamber’s August recess, bowing to calls from GOP lawmakers to stay in Washington to finish work on nominations and undercutting election campaigning by Democrats who have more than a half dozen incumbents at risk in November. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the …

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McConnell Begs Trump To Pull Back From Tariffs

The Louisville Business Journal reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging President Trump to “pull back from the brink” from an international fight over tariffs, warning they could start a “trade war.” “I don’t think anything good will come out of a trade war, and I hope we pull back from the brink here,” McConnell said at the …

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McConnell Appoints Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins To US Commission On “International Religious Freedom”

Via press release from the Family Research Council: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) today announced the appointment of Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) as its newest commissioner, for a two-year term. Mr. Perkins will remain FRC president during his time with USCIRF. Majority Leader McConnell appointed Perkins …

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SWAMPITY: Trump Nominates McConnell’s Mysterious Brother-In-Law To Oversee Federal Pension Agency

Swampity swamp swamp swamp: President Trump on Tuesday announced his nomination of Gordon Hartogensis, brother-in-law of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), to lead a federal pension agency. Hartogensis, who is married to the sister of McConnell’s wife and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, is set to become the director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), which provides federal insurance …

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Blankenship To “Cocaine Mitch”: This Isn’t Over [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Despite finishing last place in the West Virginia Republican primaries last week, Don Blankenship is still releasing advertisements attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who funneled thousands of dollars into that race to oppose him. In a new 60-second spot shared on Blankenship’s Facebook page over the weekend, the failed Senate candidate attacked McConnell for …

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“Cocaine Mitch” McConnell Trolls Don Blankenship

Slate reports: It’s been pretty hard to predict which way the Republican Party would go of late, what with the whole Donald Trump situation, but anyone who bet big on “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell celebrates a political enemy’s defeat by gleefully comparing himself to Pablo Escobar” is cleaning up in the office pool tonight. After Don Blankenship lost the …

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Bonkers GOP Senate Candidate Ad Attacks “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell And His “China People” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: West Virginia GOP Senate hopeful Don Blankenship is amping up his racial attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a new ad declaring, “Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people.” “While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich,” Blankenship adds. “In fact, his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.” …

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GOP Senate Candidate: “Ditch Cocaine Mitch” McConnell

Talking Points Memo reports: In a new off-kilter, 30-second campaign spot, West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship vows if elected to fight for the pro-life agenda, create jobs, “end the drug epidemic” and “ditch cocaine Mitch,” referencing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “One of my goals as U.S. senator will be to ditch cocaine Mitch. When you vote for me, …

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