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  • McConnell: Biden’s ‘socialist legacy’ will ‘never happen’ amid new $1.8T plan

    04/28/2021 2:22:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/28/2021 | Steven Nelson
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said President Biden’s “daydreams” of a “sweeping socialist legacy” will “never happen” — responding to the White House’s proposal for a $1.8 trillion social spending and tax hike plan. The “American Families Plan” would finance universal preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds and free community college, as well as subsidize child care and 12 weeks of paid sick and family leave.
  • McConnell seeks to end feud with Trump

    04/14/2021 8:30:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/13/2021 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is seeking to end his running feud with President Trump, which escalated this weekend when the former president insulted him as a “dumb son of a bitch” and a “stone-cold loser” for not backing his false claims about the election. Trump’s comments were especially stinging as they were widely publicized and came one day after Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), gave Trump a “Champion of Freedom Award" at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
  • Mitch McConnell: 'I would encourage all Republican men' to get vaccinated

    03/29/2021 4:09:14 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 136 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2021 | Ali Zaslav,
    (CNN)Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday encouraged "all Republican men" to get the Covid-19 vaccine, as new polls indicate many in the group are skeptical of getting the shot. "I can say as a Republican man, as soon as it was my turn, I took the vaccine. I would encourage all Republican men to do that," said McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, on Monday, when asked what kind of messaging he can push as the GOP leader to help encourage people, specifically Republican men, that the vaccine is safe and they should get it. McConnell added that there is "no...
  • Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden haven't spoken in nearly two months as GOP leader says he hasn't been invited to the White House - which Jen Psaki blamed on COVID (unity...)

    03/24/2021 11:51:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 24 2021 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Fox News Channel Wednesday that he hasn't spoken with President Joe Biden 'since he was sworn in' - nor has he received an invitation to the White House. McConnell was trying to make the point that Biden's bipartisanship talk was just that, telling Fox's Bill Hemmer 'there's been no efforts whatsoever by the president or the administration to do anything in the political center.' A spokesperson for McConnell later clarified to that the Kentucky Republican had spoken with Biden and Secretary of State Tony Blinken about Burma on February 1.
  • McConnell: Dems ‘Misread the Election’ — ‘Not a Mandate to Turn America into Bernie Sanders’ View of What America Ought to Be’

    03/24/2021 9:23:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/2021 | Trent Baker
    Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slammed the lack of bipartisanship by the Democrats as they push to increase taxes, end the Senate filibuster, grant statehood to Washington, D.C., and more. McConnell, noting the split majority in the Senate and the “narrow” Democratic House majority, said on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” that Democrats “misread the election.” He said it was “not a mandate to turn America into Bernie Sanders’ view of what America ought to be.”
  • Mitch McConnell: Democrats’ Push to Eliminate Filibuster Will ‘Steamroll the Interests’ of Middle America

    03/22/2021 1:41:57 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Democrats’ push to eliminate the filibuster will “steamroll the interests” of Middle America, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Monday. “A key purpose of the Senate was to ensure all parts of the country have a voice,” the 79-year-old legislator said. “Leaders from New York and California want to break the Senate’s rules on legislation because they want to steamroll the interests of Kentucky and Middle America”:
  • Mitch McConnell Warns of ‘Scorched-Earth Senate’ if Democrats End Filibuster

    03/16/2021 11:20:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/16/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a sharp warning from the Senate floor on Tuesday, warning of a “scorched-Earth Senate” in response to Democrats pressing to end the filibuster. “Does anyone really believe the American people were voting for an entirely new system of government by electing Joe Biden to the White House and a 50-50 Senate?” McConnell asked his colleagues, emphasizing the Senate is split and Democrats only have the edge due to the party occupying the White House.
  • McConnell: Dems looking to take control of U.S. elections

    03/13/2021 10:05:26 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 100 replies
    One America News ^ | March 13, 2021
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) decried Democrat efforts to pass their sweeping election bill, H.R.1. During a recent interview, McConnell said the bill is the left’s attempt to take over American elections. He stated he took issue with several provisions he believes will increase the risk of voter fraud. This includes expanding vote-by-mail systems, rolling back voter I.D. laws and same day registration.
  • McConnell quietly courts Senate primary candidates ‘who can win’ regardless of Trump ties

    03/12/2021 4:37:03 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 3/12/21
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is quietly maneuvering to field a slate of GOP Senate candidates in critical battleground states, attempting to avoid a repeat of election cycles a decade ago when candidates emerged from primaries only to implode and deny his party the chance to take back the majority. This time around, the wily Kentucky Republican has a high-spending super PAC and he’s prepared to use it. With 20 GOP seats to defend — including five open seats where Republican senators are retiring — compared with 14 seats that Democrats have to defend, McConnell is making clear he’s not...
  • McConnell Out? Insiders Drop Bomb, May Not Finish Out Term: Report

    03/09/2021 8:55:36 AM PST · by upchuck · 81 replies
    Western Journal ^ | Mar 6, 2021 | Kipp Jones
    McConnell Out? Insiders Drop Bomb, May Not Finish Out Term: Report By Kipp Jones Published March 6, 2021 at 11:29am Mewe Share After being elected to seven terms in the U.S. Senate, a report claims Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell might be on his way out and seeking someone to replace him. McConnell, 79, most recently cruised to his sixth re-election in November by a margin of 57.8 percent to 38.2 percent over Democratic challenger Amy McGrath. Former President Donald Trump endorsed McConnell in the race, which Democrats reportedly felt would be more competitive than it was. But following Biden’s...
  • No CPAC invitation for Mitch McConnell. ‘Next year would be a better year.’

    02/25/2021 8:12:38 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 49 replies ^ | 2/23/2021 | DAVID CATANESE
    Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s Republican leader, has not been invited to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, two sources familiar with the event’s organizing tell McClatchy. -snip- If McConnell was to show up on the CPAC stage, he would risk being met by a hostile audience, given the group’s loyalty to Trump. While McConnell voted to acquit Trump of inciting the insurrection in his second impeachment trial this month, the Kentuckian said the former president was morally responsible for the rampage and could be held criminally or civilly liable. “There’s always tension between the grassroots and the establishment. That’s part...
  • Mitch McConnell Backs Bill to Ensure He's Not Replaced by Democrat If He Leaves Office Early

    02/18/2021 2:23:29 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 76 replies
    MSN Newsweek ^ | 2/16/2021 | Meghan Roos
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in support of a proposed piece of legislation that would require his state's governor to pick a Republican successor for McConnell if he leaves office during his term. Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, a Republican, is a sponsor of Senate Bill 228, which was introduced in the state senate last week. The bill proposes amending existing legislation that requires a sitting governor to appoint a replacement for a departing U.S. senator to remain in office until the next election cycle. Under Senate Bill 228, the sitting governor would be required to pick a replacement...
  • As Trump Hammers McConnell, the Kentucky Senator's Approval Rating Dropped 29 Points Since Election Day

    02/18/2021 2:18:25 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 44 replies
    MSN Newsweek ^ | 2/17/2021 | Natalie Colarossi
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has seen his approval rating drop 29 points among constituents since the November election and his subsequent fallout with former President Donald Trump, according to a new poll. McConnell, who once aligned himself as an ally to the former president, became a vocal critic of Trump during the latter's crusade to change the election outcome and in the aftermath of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Only 41 percent of GOP voters in McConnell's home state now approve of his performance—down from 70 percent before the November election, according to...
  • Trump urges ouster of ‘unsmiling political hack’ Mitch McConnell

    02/16/2021 4:17:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2021 | STEVEN NELSON
    Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a blistering attack on the most powerful Republican in post-Trump Washington, calling Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell an “unsmiling political hack” who should be thrown out of office. “The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political ‘leaders’ like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm,” Trump said in an emailed 626-word statement that all but declared political war on the Kentucky Republican. “McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to...
  • Trump calls Mitch McConnell 'a dour, sullen and unsmiling political hack' who is 'destroying' the Republican party

    02/16/2021 2:54:14 PM PST · by RandFan · 87 replies
    President Donald Trump denounced Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday as an 'unsmiling political hack' – days after the Republican party's most senior elected official voted to acquit Trump of inciting the Capitol riot but then blasted his conduct in an excoriating speech. Trump blamed McConnell, whose office sits steps from where a large group of rioters were arrested on January 6, for causing the loss of two GOP Senate seats. Many GOP consultants and some elected officials have blamed Trump's own election overturn effort for costing the party control of the Senate. 'The Republican Party can never again be...
  • BREAKING: President Trump Releases Statement BLASTING Mitch McConnell as “Dour, Sullen and Unsmiling Political Hack”

    02/16/2021 2:29:05 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 61 replies
    GP ^ | February 16, 2021 | Cristina Laila
    President Trump released a statement Tuesday blasting GOP senate leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell really began viciously attacking President Trump over the weekend from the senate floor after he voted against convicting Trump in the impeachment trial. McConnell suggested that Trump could still be charged with crimes and continued his attacks on Trump in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Trump had enough of the attacks and took the gloves off. “Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,” Trump said vowing to back “America First”...
  • JUST IN: Trump Rips McConnell To Shreds In New Statement

    Former President Donald Trump issued a lengthy statement attacking U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R‑KY) on Tuesday: The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political “leaders” like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse. The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle—they’ve never had it so good—and they want to keep it that way! We know our America...
  • Acquittal Vindicated the Constitution, Not Trump

    02/16/2021 7:45:53 AM PST · by definitelynotaliberal · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2.15.2021 | Mitch McConnell
    I was as outraged as any member of Congress. But senators take our own oaths. Our job wasn’t to find some way, any way, to inflict a punishment. The Senate’s first and foundational duty was to protect the Constitution. Some brilliant scholars believe the Senate can try and convict former officers. Others don’t. The text is unclear, and I don’t begrudge my colleagues their own conclusions. But after intense study, I concluded that Article II, Section 4 limits impeachment and conviction to current officers.
  • Mitch McConnell says Georgia Senate runoff was a 'fiasco' and warns he will get 'fully involved' in primaries because he 'actually wants to win'

    02/16/2021 5:19:37 AM PST · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16 2021 | JACK NEWMAN
    Mitch McConnell made a subtle dig at Donald Trump as he branded Republicans' losses in the Georgia Senate runoff election a 'fiasco'. The Republican alluded to the former president's baseless claims of voter fraud which tainted much of the lead-up to the crucial votes and is thought to have helped suppress GOP votes. Trump's refusal to concede split the party ahead of the runoff which resulted in the Republicans losing their Senate majority.
  • Mitch McConnell Backstabs Trump Moments After Voting to Acquit, Wants Criminal Investigation Against Former President

    02/13/2021 5:40:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    National File ^ | 02/13/2021 | Tom Pappert
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who allegedly used the threat of a Senate conviction to blackmail President Donald Trump during his final days in office, seemed to call for a criminal trial against the former President only moments after voting to acquit him.“January 6th was a disgrace. American citizens attacked their own government,” said McConnell, before claiming that President Trump inspired his supporters to use “terrorism” “to try to stop a specific piece of domestic business they did not like.”They built a gallows and chanted about murdering the vice president,” said McConnell, without providing evidence. “They did this because they...