Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

Mitch McConnell


Trump slams McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-impeachment

February 17, 2021 8:48 am

``The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political `leaders' like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm,`` Trump said in a statement released by his political action committee.

AP sources: GOP leader McConnell will vote to acquit Trump

February 13, 2021 9:29 pm

That's according to a source familiar with McConnell's thinking who was not authorized to publicly discuss the decision and spoke on condition of anonymity.

McConnell thwarts Trump bid for $2,000 coronavirus economic relief checks

December 31, 2020 11:53 am

McConnell, who controls the Senate's agenda and opposes the increase in aid, had introduced a competing bill combining the $2,000 checks with provisions unacceptable to Democrats, who could block it.

Congress weighs choice: 'Go big' on virus aid or hit 'pause'

May 26, 2020 3:25 pm

As negotiations develop on Capitol Hill, the coronavirus response offers Congress an opportunity to shape the country's post-pandemic future but also carries the risk of repeating mistakes of past crises, including the 2008-09 recession, that history does not easily forget.

McConnell is Trump's man, assigned to shape his Senate trial

January 14, 2020 2:34 pm

The leader of the Republican-majority Senate has already put his imprint on virtually every aspect of the upcoming trial. He corralled the GOP majority behind his strategy to brush back Democratic demands for new witnesses and testimony.

‘Case closed’: McConnell urges Congress to move on from Mueller report

May 08, 2019 8:14 am

McConnell also praised Trump’s efforts to "make Russia pay for its interference” in the 2016 presidential election — and took President Barack Obama to task for not taking the threat Russia posed seriously enough.

Senators set to grill US officials over Khashoggi response

November 28, 2018 1:53 pm

The Senate is considering a vote as soon as this week to halt US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

US Senate Republicans to unveil health care bill

June 22, 2017 9:17 pm

The bill reportedly will be a slightly less austere version of the one that passed the House of Representatives last month. The House legislation would roll back the expansion of Medicaid, slash Obamacare taxes.

US: Republicans pick leaders for Senate and House

November 13, 2014 11:56 pm

When the new US Congress convenes in January, Mitch McConnell becomes Senate majority leader.