When I visited McConnels library at the university of Louisville while researching my 2014 biography on McConnell, I was struck by what was missing: exhibits on actual governing accomplishments from the Senate majority leader’s four decades in elected office. That absence confirmed my thesis that McConnell, far more even than other politicians, was motivated by the game of politics — winning elections and rising in the leadership ranks, achieving power for power’s sake — more than by any lasting policy goals.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that
Republicans may try again to repeal the Affordable Care Act after the
November midterm elections, reviving an issue that polls show has swung
sharply in the Democrats’ favor.
After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut, the Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs.
Democratic Coalition’s ongoing investigation just uncovered the
following evidence linking GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
(R-KY) to Russian oil money, some of which we first revealed in February 2017.McConnell
recently voted to drop sanctions against Russian aluminum company RusAl
which is still owned by one of Vladimir Putin’s sanctioned oligarchs,
Oleg Deripaska. His action directly benefits one of the GOP leader’s
major donors, whose fortune comes from Russian oil.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said
Wednesday that a Democratic bill that would make Election Day a federal
holiday is a “power grab,” sparking a fierce backlash online. McConnell
was speaking about H.R. 1, legislation that Democrats have made a
centerpiece of their agenda since retaking the House earlier this month.
Rusal, the aluminum company partially owned by Russian oligarch Oleg
Deripaska, announced plans to invest around $200 million to build a new
aluminum plant in Kentucky just months after the Trump administration
removed it from the U.S. sanctions list.
Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday blasted Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for stonewalling bipartisan efforts to prevent election interference from foreign governments.
Senate Republicans narrowly defeated an amendment Friday that
would have limited President Donald Trump’s ability to attack Iran
without congressional approval. The 50-40 vote gave the measure a
majority of votes cast, but due to parliamentary maneuvering by Senate
leadership, it needed 60 votes to pass.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell squashed two bills intended to
ensure voting security on Thursday, just one day after former special
counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russians were attempting to sabotage
the 2020 presidential elections "as we sit here."McConnell said
he wouldn't allow a vote on the bills because they were "so partisan,"
but, as previously reported, earlier this year McConnell received a slew of donations from four of the top voting machine lobbyists in the country.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
(R-Ky.) blocked two election security measures on Thursday, arguing
Democrats are trying to give themselves a "political benefit."The move comes a day after former special counsel Robert Mueller
warned about election meddling in 2020, saying Russia was laying the
groundwork to interfere in the 2020 election "as we sit here."