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  • McConnell: Military Aid ‘Is Not Charity to Ukraine,’ U.S. Jobs Are Being Created

    04/28/2024 8:35:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/28/2024 | Pam Key
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that military aid to Ukraine was not charity, adding that it created jobs in the United States. Host Kristen Welker said, “I want to ask you about your legacy. You said just this week that you often feel like the only Reagan Republican left. As you prepare to step down from your leadership position this year, what are your greatest concerns about the future of the Republican Party?”
  • McConnell: National Abortion Ban Not Likely, Will Be ‘Sorted Out at the State Level’

    04/28/2024 8:32:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/28/2024 | Pam Key
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that a national abortion ban could not get 60 votes in the Senate, therefore the issue would be sorted out in the states. Host Kristen Welker said, “I want to talk about abortion which, as you know, is one of the biggest issues for people all across this country right now. Back in 2022 you said a national ban was possible. So as I sit here today I want to ask you, leader McConnell, would you support a federal ban on abortion?”
  • Mitch McConnell ‘Apologizes’ to Zelenskyy for Not Sending Aid ‘Fast Enough’

    04/26/2024 5:04:29 AM PDT · by Sam77 · 21 replies
    The Daily Fetched ^ | 26 April 2024 | Jason Walsh
    Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he “apologized” to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for failing to send the millions of tax dollars in aid to the country “fast enough.” During an appearance on “Face the Nation,” McConnell discussed approving the supplemental aid, which provides further funding to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.
  • Mitch McConnell: Give college presidents chance before sending National Guard

    04/26/2024 12:27:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 60 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/24
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell distanced himself from other Republican lawmakers who have called for the National Guard to be sent in to break up the antisemitic riots and demonstrations that have taken over multiple university campuses throughout the US over the last week and a half. “What needs to happen, at least at the beginning, is these university presidents need to get control of the situation, allow free speech, and push back against antisemitism,” McConnell told Margaret Brennan on the CBS 'Face the Nation' program. “I thought that was largely gone in this country, but we’ve seen a number...
  • Tucker Carlson responsible for ‘demonization’ of Ukraine, Mitch McConnell says

    04/23/2024 6:11:24 PM PDT · by McGruff · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 23, 2024 | Victor Nava
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed Tucker Carlson for turning some Republicans against the idea of providing military aid for Ukraine by demonizing the war-torn country. The top Republican in the Senate argued that Carlson’s outspoken stance against US support for Ukraine was one of the primary reasons why approving more than $60 billion in emergency spending for the former Soviet state took so long to achieve. “I think the demonization of Ukraine began by Tucker Carlson, who in my opinion ended up where he should have been all along, which was interviewing Vladimir Putin,” McConnell said during...
  • ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’: Speaker Mike Johnson Turns Off Instagram Mentions After Ukraine Aid Backlash

    04/24/2024 2:07:45 PM PDT · by OakOak · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/24/24 | Bradley Jaye
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) turned off Instagram mentions on his official government account after a social media uproar over his passage of Ukraine aid. Instagram users can no longer mention the leader of the so-called “People’s House” in posts on the popular app, a change that limits users’ ability to engage with Johnson’s official account. The setting is unusual for politicians, particularly on Capitol Hill, who generally maximize their engagement with the people they serve. Notably, Johnson joins Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in turning off his mentions.
  • 'History Will Not Judge This Moment Well': McConnell Blasts Schumer Over Farcical Mayorkas Impeachment Non-Trial

    04/17/2024 5:37:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/17/2024 | Susie Moore
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate held a "trial" regarding the Articles of Impeachment directed at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. I've got "trial" in quotation marks because the trial never really got off the ground. As detailed in the overview of the proceedings, while Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) started out with a show of allowing the Republicans to have a say in the proceedings, it would all be for naught, and the Republicans exposed that, beginning with Senator Eric Schmitt's (R-MO) objection calling for a full trial. Schumer then raised a point of order asserting that...
  • McConnell looks to cement legacy as ‘Reagan Republican’ with crusade for Ukraine support

    04/10/2024 9:21:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/10/2024 | Julia Johnson
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is planning to devote much of his energy in the remaining months of his term as Republican leader, as well as the next few years of his term, to ensuring Ukraine is supported as its war with Russia rages on. "It may not be fashionable now, but I’m a Ronald Reagan Republican: peace through strength," the longtime Senate GOP leader said during a speech in Shelbyville, Kentucky, per local outlet the Kentucky Lantern. McConnell has been a proponent of continued support for Ukraine, even after members of his party began to push back.
  • McConnell: Failure to pass Ukraine aid ‘strategic and moral malpractice

    04/10/2024 8:58:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/10/2024 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is stepping up his pressure on Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to put the Senate-passed foreign aid bill up for a vote in the House, warning Wednesday that “starving” Ukraine of military support is “strategic and moral malpractice.” McConnell told a radio host in Louisville recently that despite plans to retire from Senate leadership, he intends to stay in the Senate through the end of his term in 2027 in order to fight back “against the isolationist movement in my own party.” On Wednesday, he did that by taking shots at President Biden for not...
  • Breaking! Mitch McConnell, 82, Vows to Remain in Senate to Fight Conservatives in His Own Party

    04/02/2024 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2024 | Wendell Husebo
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 82, intends to remain in the U.S. Senate to oppose conservatives who support a truce between Russia and Ukraine, he said Monday. McConnell announced in February he would step down as Senate minority leader at the end of the cycle following health issues and incidents of freezing up during press conferences. He is the longest-serving party leader in Senate history. In an interview on WHAS, Terry Meiner asked McConnell what his “mindset” is “when your feet hit the floor in the morning?" "I’m not leaving the Senate,” McConnell said. “I’m particularly involved in actually fighting back...
  • Mitch McConnell says he’ll serve out Senate term, warns US in ‘most dangerous time’ since Cold War

    04/01/2024 4:22:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/01/2024 | Ryan King
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell struck an ominous tone about the state of world affairs Monday while promising that he will serve out the remainder of his current term in the upper chamber. McConnell (R-Ky.) didn’t reveal whether he plans to pursue an eighth term in 2026, but told Louisville’s NewsRadio 840 that his chief mission is pushing back against “isolationists” within the GOP. “I’m not leaving the Senate. And I’m particularly involved in fighting back against the isolationist movement,” the 82-year-old said.
  • CCP’s Military Growth 'Largely Funded' By US: Ret. Navy Capt.

    03/25/2024 9:49:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 03/25/2024 | Dorothy Li and Jan Jekielek
    The Chinese Communist Party has aggressively built up its military, expanding its arsenal of both conventional and nuclear capabilities. The growth was largely funded by its rival, the United States.That is one of the arguments made by James Fanell, a retired U.S. Navy captain, and Bradley Thayer, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, a Washington-based think tank, during a recent interview with EpochTV’s “American Though Leaders“ program.“The Chinese Navy now is over 150 naval combatants greater than the U.S. Navy. They are now the largest navy in terms of numbers of hulls and tonnage,” said Mr. Fanell,...
  • Report: Mitch McConnell Urges Republicans to Oppose Term Limits

    03/21/2024 6:42:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/20/2024 | Paul Bois
    Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) has reportedly told his colleagues to oppose the idea of term limits, which aligns with his past public statements. A report from Axios said two sources indicated McConnell told Senate Republicans that “imposing term limits on the Senate leader is a bad idea during a Wednesday meeting about the direction of the conference”: McConnell was one of several senators who spoke during an hour-and-a-half conference meeting, which was called by conservative Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.). McConnell spoke against imposing term limits for the top GOP position, calling it a bad idea, according to...
  • McConnell raises pressure on Johnson over Ukraine: ‘Finish the job’

    03/14/2024 9:52:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/14/2024 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Thursday again pressed Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to take up the Senate-passed national security spending package, which includes $60 billion for Ukraine, despite Johnson’s message to GOP senators this week that he’s moving in a different direction. McConnell didn’t express much interest in waiting weeks or maybe months for the House to come up with an alternative proposal to help Ukraine. “The chilling reality here is abundantly clear. Withholding critical weapons has not helped manage [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s escalation. It has only emboldened him,” McConnell warned on the Senate floor. That alternative...
  • Mitch McConnell’s billionaire sister-in-law Angela Chao made panicked last call before dying in ‘completely submerged’ Tesla on Texas ranch: report

    03/09/2024 7:09:04 AM PST · by bitt · 193 replies
    nypost ^ | 3/9/2024 | Patrick Reilly
    Angela Chao, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s billionaire sister-in-law, spent her last minutes alive frantically calling her friends for help as her Tesla slowly sank in a pond on a remote Texas ranch, according to a report. Chao, the billionaire former CEO of dry bulk shipping giant Foremost Group, tragically died at the age of 50 on Feb. 10 after accidentally backing her car into the pond while making a three-point turn. The driving mishap was detailed in a report by The Wall Street Journal that shed light on the chaotic rescue efforts that ultimately came up short, turning what was supposed...
  • Pelosi calls McConnell’s Trump endorsement ‘sad, professional tragedy’

    03/08/2024 1:08:16 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/08/2024 | FILIP TIMOTIJA
    House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) endorsement of former President Trump, calling it a “sad, professional tragedy” given their history. Pelosi acknowledged that over the years, she and McConnell were able to find common ground on some issues. But, the former Speaker stated that it is “sad” for him to support Trump after the upper chamber was close to removing him from office for his alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. “For him to know how bad the president’s predecessor was on all of this, and then come...
  • McConnell pans ‘totally inappropriate’ idea of term limits for Senate GOP leaders

    03/06/2024 12:59:38 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/2024 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has dismissed as “totally inappropriate” an idea being floated by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and other GOP colleagues to place a term limit on his successor. McConnell, who has served more than 17 years as Senate GOP leader, noted that colleagues have an opportunity every two years before the start of a new Congress to elect a new leader. And he suggested it would put the Senate at a disadvantage to the House, where the Speaker does not have a term limit. McConnell also pointed out that Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) tried to unseat...
  • Dot-Connecting Between Angela Chao and Mitch McConnell

    03/06/2024 10:36:07 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 3/5/2024 | Stu Cvrk
    Is it a coincidence that McConnell is stepping down as Senate minority leader? On Feb. 12, 50-year-old Angela Chao was found dead in her Tesla that was submerged in a pond on private property in Blanco County, Texas, according to the incident report from fire department EMS personnel. Ms. Chao was the sixth and youngest daughter of Chinese-American shipping magnate James Si-Cheng Chao, who founded the New York-headquartered Foremost Group in 1964. She had been CEO of the company since 2018 and was a founding member of The Asian American Foundation. On Feb. 28, 82-year-old Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Mitch McConnell endorses Donald Trump for president, saying he ‘will have my support’

    03/06/2024 7:56:26 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 3/6/24 | LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell endorsed Donald Trump for president Wednesday, a remarkable turnaround from the onetime critic who blamed the former president for “disgraceful” acts in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack but now supports his bid to return to the White House. McConnell, who was the last top GOP leader in Congress to fall in line with Trump, declared his support in a short statement after Super Tuesday wins pushed the GOP front-runner closer to the party nomination. The two men had not spoken since 2020 when McConnell declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of...
  • Death of Mitch McConnell’s billionaire sister-in-law Angela Chao under ‘criminal investigation’ weeks after Texas crash

    03/01/2024 7:46:48 PM PST · by bitt · 40 replies ^ | 3/1/2024 | Alyssa Guzman
    The death of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s billionaire sister-in-law is being investigated as a crime weeks after her body was pulled from her submerged car in Texas. Angela Chao, 50, was found dead in her sinking vehicle in a pond on a ranch in Johnson City, near Austin, on Feb. 11. “Although the preliminary investigation indicated this was an unfortunate accident, the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this accident as a criminal matter until they have sufficient evidence to rule out criminal activity,” the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Thursday letter to state Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to...