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  • Rick Scott ups pressure on McConnell: ‘Tired of caving’

    02/06/2023 7:58:28 PM PST · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The HIll ^ | 02/06/23 6:00 AM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) says he is “tired of caving” on the debt limit and is dialing up the pressure on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) not to swoop in to strike a last-minute deal with President Biden. Scott’s full-court press on McConnell is an extension of their battle last year over the leadership of the Senate GOP conference, which McConnell won in a closed-door leadership election in November. Scott tried to oust McConnell from the top Senate Republican leader’s spot after Republicans failed to win the Senate majority in November and helped lead the fight against passing the...
  • While McCarthy Boots Democrats, McConnell Is Kicking Republicans Off Committees

    02/03/2023 6:43:52 AM PST · by Conservativetpa · 12 replies
    The Free Press-Tampa ^ | 2/03/2023 | Liam Edgar
    Over in the House, new Speaker Kevin McCarthy is busily kicking troublesome, scandal-plagued Democrats from high-profile committee assignments. McCarthy’s latest push came Thursday when in a party-line vote, the GOP ousted far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
  • Mitch McConnell removes GOP lawmakers who challenged his leadership from Senate panel

    02/01/2023 10:31:57 PM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1 Feb 2023 | Victor Nava
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell booted two Republican lawmakers from a powerful Senate committee on Wednesday after an unsuccessful attempt last year to oust him from his leadership position. Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) are no longer members of the Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees issues related to interstate commerce, science and technology policy, and transportation, and according to Scott, it’s personal. “This is what happens when you challenge leadership,” Scott said in a statement to The Post on Wednesday. “It was McConnell’s decision to remove someone who has actually run businesses and ran the third largest...
  • Mitch McConnell: Joe Biden’s Recent Aid to Ukraine Is ‘Overdue’

    01/26/2023 10:47:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-26-2023 | JACOB BLISS
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday said that President Joe Biden’s latest aid package to Ukraine is “overdue.” “Well, I was happy to learn yesterday and this morning that, indeed, both the White House and their counterparts in Germany are finally moving forward with these overdue steps,” McConnell said in a floor speech in the United States Senate. “I have consistently called on the Biden Administration to be more proactive and to lead by example in delivering lethal aid like long-range weapons with greater urgency,” he added. “Germany has announced it will supply Ukraine with an initial 14...
  • McConnell puts the onus on McCarthy to negotiate a debt limit solution with Biden

    01/25/2023 8:55:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    NBC News I Comcast ^ | January 24, 2023 | By Sahil Kapur
    WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy should lead the way on crafting a solution to the debt ceiling deadline so the United States can keep paying its bills. “I can’t imagine any debt ceiling provision passed out of the Senate with 60 votes could actually pass this particular House,” McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters, referring to the threshold to break a filibuster and pass a bill. “So I think the final solution to this particular episode lies between Speaker McCarthy and the president.” He said that a fix “will have to come out...
  • “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    01/23/2023 11:27:41 AM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-23 | Vince
    In March of 1962 JFK observed that “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Sixty years later his words resonate. We are seeing the foundations laid for a revolution. Whether that revolution is peaceful or violent remains to be seen. With virtually every society over time power becomes accumulated into the hands of the few elites. Those elites in turn run the nation as their personal fiefdoms where they utilize the machinery of the state to enrich themselves, accumulate power and use trifles to appease the exponentially larger population of serfs they rule over. This reality...
  • McConnell: US ‘never will’ default on its debt

    01/19/2023 9:38:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-19-2023 | AL WEAVER
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday he is confident that the U.S. will never default on its debt and that he is not concerned a financial crisis could be on the horizon. McConnell told reporters in his home state that while the push to raise the debt ceiling is “always a rather contentious effort,” he believes lawmakers will succeed at doing so before the Treasury exhausts its “extraordinary measures” in June. “No, I would not be concerned about a financial crisis,” McConnell told a gaggle of reporters following an event at the University of Louisville to discuss disaster...
  • Mitch McConnell Says Joe Biden Document Scandal Should Be Treated Like Trump

    01/18/2023 6:32:39 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/18/2023 | Paul Bois
    Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents should be treated “exactly the same way” as they treated former President Donald Trump. The senator made his comments during an interview with Terry Meiners on Kentucky’s NewsRadio 840 WHAS in which he said Attorney General Merrick Garland made the correct decision to appoint Robert Hur as special counsel over mishandled classified documents from Joe Biden’s time as vice president that he kept in his Delaware home.
  • Mitch McConnell Praises Thom Tillis as He Makes Bipartisan Deals, Promotes Him to Republican Leadership

    01/17/2023 4:59:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/17/2022 | Sean Moran
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promoted Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) to Republican leadership as the North Carolina senator has continued to strike deals with Democrats. The Washington Post wrote a glowing piece on Tillis’s newfound status as a bipartisan dealmaker. Republicans and Democrats across the Senate praised his ability to strike compromises to pass legislation that would advance President Joe Biden’s priorities.
  • Republican Party of Kentucky, Home State of Mitch McConnell, Receives Generous $1 Million Donation From Pfizer

    01/14/2023 6:52:50 PM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 22 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 14, 2023 | Sundance
    As many have eloquently said before, politics is a circle of money. The politicians provide taxpayer funds to selected private sector businesses, and those corporations fund the political efforts of the politicians. It’s a circle of interests disconnected from the American electorate.In the latest example, the pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer, a multinational who received billions in taxpayer funds for their COVID-19 vaccination and other efforts, now gives a generous $1 million contribution to the Republican Party of Kentucky to expand a new building for the state party. Kentucky is the home state of Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.Nothing to see here, move...
  • McConnell: Funding to support school safety, mental health

    01/13/2023 6:26:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2023
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal agency will provide more than $2.3 million to two Kentucky organizations to support school safety and mental health, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said. Funding for the grants comes from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which McConnell — as the Senate’s top-ranking Republican — helped lead to Senate passage last year. McConnell said the funding will provide “much-needed mental health infrastructure in our schools.” “The American people do not have to choose between safer schools and the Constitution, and the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act proves it,” McConnell said. “This bill increases school safety, helps troubled...
  • Trump Congratulates McCarthy, Urges Primary Challengers for McConnell, Republican Senators Voting with Him

    01/09/2023 2:06:57 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/09/2023 | Jacob Bliss
    Former President Donald Trump congratulated House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on winning the speaker position, in addition to urging primaries for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Republicans who voted with him on last year’s $1.7 trillion, 4,155-page omnibus spending bill. “Great job Kevin,” Trump started his statement on his Truth Social account, while “retruthing” a clip of McCarthy thanking the former president for helping get him elected to the position.
  • Pfizer Gives $1 Million to Kentucky GOP to Expand Its Headquarters – The “Mitch McConnell Building”

    01/09/2023 1:55:03 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-9-23 | Jim Hoft
    Pfizer donated $1 million to the Kentucky Republican Party in 2021 in what is being called the highest donation to a political party in state history. The donation will be used to expand the Frankfort Mitch McConnell Building in the state capital. The donation seems like a perfect fit. Mitch McConnell has been a staunch supporter of the COVID vaccine and COVID legislation.
  • Faces Meet Palms After Mitch McConnell Comments on the New GOP House Majority

    01/08/2023 5:25:58 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Red State. ^ | January 07, 2023 | Bonchie
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell chimed in late Friday evening to congratulate now-Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy weathered days of opposition, eventually offering enough concessions to secure the votes needed to break the logjam. Most of the conservatives involved seemed to walk away happy, garnering key positions on committees and rule changes that should bring the House back to some level of sanity. For his part, McConnell decided to drop the following message, and I’m officially dead. I cease to be alive. ... Leader McConnell - Congratulations to Speaker McCarthy and the Republican House majority. Senate Republicans look...
  • Brian Mast Says McCarthy Is ‘Different’ from McConnell, Ryan, and Boehner

    01/05/2023 12:43:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/05/2023 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) stated on the House floor Thursday that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is a “different” type of politician from former Speaker Paul Ryan, former Speaker John Boehner, and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Mast, speaking to nominate McCarthy for speaker of the House for the eighth time, tried to draw a contrast between McCarthy and former and current establishment Republican leaders. “I’m proud to say that Kevin McCarthy is different,” Mast argued. “He is different. That is why for those I was speaking to earlier, the process is where it is today. He is different. He’s not Paul...
  • Biden, McConnell Kentucky event is a roadmap for White House under new Congress

    01/04/2023 10:36:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04 Jan 2023 | By Steve Holland
    COVINGTON, Ky., Jan 4 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell made a rare joint appearance on Wednesday at a bridge in Kentucky in a display of bipartisanship that offers a guide to how the White House hopes to govern in months to come.... ...Both veteran politicians have political reasons for appearing together. McConnell wants credit from voters in his home state of Kentucky for the spending project, while Biden wants to highlight the on-the-ground impacts of lawmakers working together. "The country needs to see examples like this," McConnell says of the bipartisanship that led...
  • Mitch McConnell Becomes Longest Serving Party Leader in Senate History

    01/03/2023 7:43:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/03/2023 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will become the longest serving party leader in Senate history on Tuesday. McConnell, 80, will remain the Republican minority leader in the 118th Congress and thus eclipse the late Sen. Mike Mansfield’s time as Democrat leader from 1961 to 1977. McConnell overcame ten Republican “no” votes in November to remain minority leader. The votes against McConnell marked the first time McConnell had received a “no” vote as leader, a sign the GOP has begun to turn against his establishment agenda.
  • BIDEN To Appear With MITCH McConnell In Kentucky To Celebrate Infrastructure, Bipartisanship $$$

    01/02/2023 7:06:11 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/2/23 | James Lynch
    President Joe Biden will appear alongside GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at an event to celebrate bipartisan infrastructure legislation. Biden will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to speak about “how his economic plan is rebuilding our infrastructure, creating good-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year degree, and revitalizing communities left behind,” the administration said, according to The Hill.
  • Biden to tout infrastructure investments alongside McConnell on Wednesday

    01/01/2023 10:14:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/01/2023 | Brett Samuels
    President Biden will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to tout infrastructure investments and his broader economic plan, and he’ll be joined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the White House said Sunday. Biden will head to Kentucky one day after the a new GOP House majority is sworn in to speak about “how his economic plan is rebuilding our infrastructure, creating good-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year degree, and revitalizing communities left behind,” the White House said.
  • TUCKER: Trump’s Tax Returns Show He Got Poorer in Office While Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell Got Filthy Rich

    01/01/2023 6:49:37 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The DC Patriot ^ | December 30, 2022 | Matt Couch -
    As you may have heard by now, the insane and radical Democrats in our nations congress have gotten ahold of, and access to former President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns. What you may not be aware of, is that it’s an absolute nothing burger, and in fact the 45th President actually lost money and got poorer during his time in office. In fact, it’s so bad that Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi got filthy rich and much richer, meanwhile Donald Trump got much much poorer. How is this someone who’s “taking advantage of the system” as the bogus Jan 6...