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Romney Dismisses Graham’s Threat To Vote Against McConnell As Leader: There’s ‘Solid Support’

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Sunday brushed off Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) threat to vote against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) if he doesn’t “effectively work” with former President Trump. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Graham Threatens To Vote Against McConnell As Leader Unless He’s Buddies With Trump

A day after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced his plans to run for leader again, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) obediently fired a shot across the bow on Wednesday night on behalf of former President Donald Trump, who’s declared war on McConnell for insufficient loyalty. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
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Where Things Stand: ‘Grim Reaper’ Won’t Retire, Yet

Or so he says. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters today that he plans to run for majority leader again after the midterms, on the assumption that Republicans will be able to take back the upper chamber in November. “I’m going to be running again for leader later this year,” he said, putting to rest rumors of his possible retirement, at least for the time being. [Author: Nicole Lafond]
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McConnell Gets Behind Rounds After Trump Attacks Him Over ‘Fair’ Election Remark

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday joined other GOP senators who have rallied behind Sen. Mike Rounds (R-KS) after former President Trump attacked him for daring to factually state that the 2020 presidential election was “fair.” [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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2 telling McConnell statements demonstrate his strategy on Trump

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke out forcefully about Trump's role in the insurrection during his impeachment trial. However, his statement on the anniversary of Jan. 6 didn't mention the former President. CNN reporter Eva McKend breaks down McConnell's strategy to deal with Trump.
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Republicans were nowhere to be seen on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the January 6 riot

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill on November 3, 2021.Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Almost no Republican lawmakers were on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the January 6 attack. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and her father Dick Cheney were the only two Republicans who attended a moment of silence in the House. GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene used the day to spin conspiracy theories and rewrite history. On the anniversary of the...
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Almost no Republican lawmakers were on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the January 6 attack

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill on November 3, 2021.Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Almost no Republican lawmakers were on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the January 6 attack. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and her father Dick Cheney were the only two Republicans who attended a moment of silence in the House. GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene used the day to spin conspiracy theories and rewrite history. On the anniversary of ...
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Nothing To See Here: McConnell Claims State Legislatures Would Never Overturn Elections

The wave of partisan attacks against election officials is just … imaginary, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
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More And More Trump Goons Desperately Try To Sue Their Way Out Of Jan. 6 Scrutiny

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Welcome To The Club, Flynn Convicted ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn filed a lawsuit against the House Jan. 6 select committee yesterday, claiming that its subpoenas for his electronic records and testimony could violate his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in other investigations he’s tied to (like the reported federal probe into Sidney Powell’s Defending the Republic PAC). These are the other top Trump foot s...
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Gleeful McConnell Keeps Trying To Woo Manchin Into Joining GOP After BBB Blowup

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is trying to coax Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) into ditching the Democratic Party after the West Virginia lawmaker tanked President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan on Sunday. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
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McConnell Says Public ‘Needs To Know’ Jan. 6 Committee Findings After Opposing Its Creation

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has apparently had a change of heart about the Jan. 6 committee, saying Thursday that “the public needs to know” its findings on the “horrendous event.”   [Author: Kate Riga]
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Trump-Endorsed Murkowski Challenger Says She Wouldn’t Support McConnell As GOP Leader

Kelly Tshibaka, a Trump-endorsed Republican challenging Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), on Monday said that would not support Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as GOP leader after he reached a deal with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to raise the debt ceiling with a simple majority. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Fly High, Mitch. You’re A Crow Now.

For someone who’s frequently mocked as a turtle, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) somehow earned a new nickname by former President Trump — one that took him to a higher place. McConnell is apparently now a “broken old crow.” So says Trump, who recently offered the new moniker as part of his ongoing ire toward McConnell, who he is still mad at for voting alongside 18 other GOP senators to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill. He’s also mad McConnell helped Democrats ra...
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Trump berates McConnell for 'jeopardizing' GOP electoral prospects over the bipartisan infrastructure legislation, says the leader should attend the bill signing

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill on November 3, 2021. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Former President Trump once again blasted McConnell for his support of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The former president mocked the GOP leader, saying that he should attend the signing ceremony. McConnell previously said that he couldn't attend the ceremony, which will be held on Monday at the White House. Former President Donald Trump on Sat...
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Sen. Mitch McConnell says there's a 'great likelihood' the 2022 midterm elections will be 'very good' for Republicans

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill on November 3, 2021. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he's "optimistic" about 2022. The Republican said the midterms are "likely to be a very good election for Republicans." There are 34 Senate seats up for grabs next year. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said he's optimistic about the 2022 midterm elections for Republicans. The highest-r...
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Schumer, McConnell headed for another collision over voting rights

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are headed for another clash over voting...
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McConnell Declares Revival Of Stalled Voting Rights Push ‘Is Going Nowhere’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday declared that the new voting rights bill Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is set to bring to the floor next week is “going nowhere.” [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Yellen Doubles Down On Support For Nixing The Debt Ceiling

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday reiterated her support for axing the debt ceiling days after 11 Republicans helped Democrats pass a two-month extension, following Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) backtracking from his brinksmanship on the debt ceiling in an offer to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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After conceding to a debt limit extension Mitch McConnell criticized Chuck Schumer's leadership in a scathing letter to President Biden

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., together with other Republican leaders speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta McConnell and Senate Republicans repeatedly blocked attempts to raise the debt ceiling. On Wednesday, McConnell reversed course and conceded a 2-month lift of the country's debt limit. McConnell said Republicans will not help raise the debt limit again in December. After reversing his position on a ...
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McConnell vows GOP won't help raise debt ceiling in December after Schumer 'tantrum'

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned President Biden Friday that Republicans won't help raise the debt ceiling later this...
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Trump urges GOP senators to vote against McConnell debt deal

Former President Trump is urging GOP senators to vote against a deal that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) struck with his...
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Mitch McConnell reverses on the debt ceiling as Congress poised to get another two months to avoid a government default

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives to speak to reporters ahead of a test vote scheduled by Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York on the bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden, in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite The Senate approved a short-term debt limit extension through early December, sending it to the House. The move marks a reversal for Sen. McConnell, who previously urged the GOP to block ...
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Dems Declare Victory On Debt Ceiling With Short-Term Extension

Senate Democrats will accept a short-term increase in the debt limit that would raise the ceiling high enough to stave off default until December, a kick-the-can quick fix floated by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday afternoon. Democrats will reportedly not accept an increase in the debt ceiling through budget reconciliation. The situation sets up a new debt-ceiling showdown for later in 2021. Follow our live coverage below: [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Trump accuses McConnell of 'folding' on debt ceiling

Former President Trump accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday of “folding” in his standoff with Democrats...
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Democrats say they will accept McConnell debt ceiling offer

Democratic senators on Wednesday signaled they will accept a proposal by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to raise the...
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Democrats want McConnell's GOP to feel debt-ceiling pain

The White House and Democrats sought Monday to make Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) feel some political pain for the...
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Can McConnell Derail Biden With Bad-Faith Debt Limit Chaos?

Democrats are ready to tear their hair out as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) staunchly refuses to let them raise the debt ceiling in a blatantly political ploy to sow chaos in their efforts to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure bill (BIF) and the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill containing Biden’s sweeping agenda for social benefit expansions. At the same time, President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders are grappling with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema’s (...
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Filibuster Devotees Rob Democrats Of Any Leverage In Debt Ceiling Standoff

Democrats, steaming over what they see as abject Republican hypocrisy and recklessness over the debt ceiling, are trying really hard not to capitulate to the opposition party.  Democratic leadership in both chambers resoundingly swatted down the idea of hiking the debt ceiling through reconciliation, citing the procedural difficulties and uncertain timeframe involved with amending their budget resolution.  Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) asked for unanimous cons...
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Mitch McConnell says the US won't default on its debt as he pushes the US closer to defaulting on its debt

, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as the Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP McConnell says he's confident the US won't default after spearheading a Republican effort to reject a debt limit hike. He told Politico that Democrats would achieve a debt limit hike because "we always do." Pel...
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Mitch McConnell says the US won't default on its debt as he pushes the US closer to default

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as the Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP McConnell says he's confident the US won't default after spearheading a Republican effort to reject a debt limit hike. He told Politico that Democrats would achieve a debt limit hike because "we always do." Pelosi ...
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