Mitch McConnell

McConnell Urges Mask Wearing | Talking Points Memo – Politics Article

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday jumped on the Republican bandwagon urging the public to continue wearing face masks as coronavirus cases surge in several states. During a Senate floor speech, McConnell sought to find a “middle ground” amid the pandemic, which includes wearing masks. President Trump has yet to wear a mask in public and has not encouraged the public to do so, though the White House says Trump has no issues with masks. “Until we have a…

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The Cost To Save Our Democracy Is $4 Billion. McConnell Is Refusing To Pay It. – Politics Article

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Voting is the lifeblood of U.S. democracy. Through wars and epidemics, Americans have proudly cast their ballots and participated in the political process in order to sustain a more perfect union. But the election that took place in Georgia last week should serve as a dire warning that the ongoing national crisis is still a fundamental threat to our democracy. Stories from Georgians across the state are…

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Adam Schiff Exposes Mitch McConnell As A Trump Co-Conspirator – Politics Article

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that holding on to the articles of impeachment has flushed out Mitch McConnell. Rep. Schiff said on CNN’s State Of The Union: McConnell, I think, one of the successes that this has already had is flushing out McConnell showing that he is working in cahoots with the president that he has made himself an active participant in the president’s cover-up, so the American people needed to see that, and now they…

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McConnell, Schumer Still At Impasse – Politics Article

The holidays were anything but productive for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to figure out how to manage the Senate impeachment trial. According to a Washington Post report Thursday, congressional aides said that McConnell and Schumer failed to communicate over the holidays on how to resolve their disagreements regarding the Senate impeachment trial. The Post noted how the impasse largely hinges on the differences between McConnell and Schumer when it comes to…

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Blumenthal Claims As Many As 10 GOPers Have ‘Misgivings’ About McConnell Strategy – Politics Article

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) claimed this week that as many as 10 Republican senators have “very severe misgivings” about how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is planning to run a pending Senate impeachment trial, according to The Hill.  “I’ve talked to anywhere from five to 10 of my colleagues who have very severe misgivings about the direction that Mitch McConnell is going in denying a full, fair proceeding with witnesses and documents,” Blumenthal reportedly said during a Capitol News…

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Republicans Are Fiscally Reckless and Irresponsible – Politics Article

Their priorities are all about more money for the wealthy elite and an obvious power grab for those in office. December 27, 2019 | 2:04 PM Gage Skidmore/flickr One of the ways that Republicans demonstrate that they are the “post-truth” party is that, when Democrats are in office, they prioritize federal deficit reduction, but when they’re in charge, the deficit soars. Right on cue, the Wall Street Journal reported back in October that the federal deficit was about to reach…

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This year in judicial confirmations – Politics Article

2019 was a banner year for confirming federal judges — an accomplishment that will reverberate long after many of the leading stories of the year, including impeachment, have been largely forgotten. Let’s start with federal district court judges. These positions didn’t used to be considered politically charged. Confirmation of district court nominees once was routine. That’s not longer true. District judges are actively participating in the anti-Trump resistance. They are also setting policy through nationwide injunctions. I’m happy to report…

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McConnell: If Pelosi Wants To Keep The Articles, Go Ahead; I’m Not Anxious To Have Trial Anyway – Politics Article

Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s phony impeachment is on life support. How long before it flatlines is directly proportional to how long Nancy can delay. Her motive is reliable, but her argument is extremely weak, and that’s being very kind to her. Sen. Mitch McConnell went on Fox & Friends and told the Speaker that this charade should be put to bed, but she probably won’t listen to the Majority Leader. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday blasted House Speaker…

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Mitch McConnell Devastated As 54% of Voters Want Impeachment Trial Witnesses – Politics Article

A new poll found that 54% of voters want to hear from witnesses at Trump’s impeachment trial, and 51% of voters want Trump removed from office. According to the Politico/Morning Consult poll: The Dec. 19 – Dec. 20 poll found overall support for Trump’s removal was largely unchanged since before the House’s vote, with 51 percent of voters approving of the move and 42 percent disapproving. Roughly the same share of voters approve (52 percent) and disapprove (43 percent)…

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Impeachy The Clown Mad About Senate Russian Sanctions Bill, WHAT? NO! REALLY? – Politics Article

Donald Trump was impeached for bribing and pressuring Ukraine (our ally) to announce fake investigations into his political rival Joe Biden in exchange for desperately needed military aid and a White House visit, both of which are crucial for Ukraine’s position in trying to end its war with Russia (our adversary), in order to help him steal the 2020 election. We’ve discussed many times how the Ukraine story is really the Russia story — as Nancy Pelosi famously said, “All…

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Trump Impeachment: The Senators’ Duty – Politics Article

Under the Senate’s current rules, senators would start an impeachment trial by taking an oath pledging to do “impartial justice.” But Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has already said he won’t be an “impartial juror,” and senators in both parties have tipped their hands about their likely votes in ways that we would never tolerate from jurors in advance of regular trials. The senators are also not selected using the mechanisms we use to try to find impartial jurors. So…

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Schumer Turns The Tables On Mitch McConnell’s Impeachment Cover-Up – Politics Article

Sen. Chuck Schumer turned the tables on Mitch McConnell’s impeachment cover-up and put the pressure on vulnerable GOP Senators to break. Schumer said on Monday morning, “There is not a single reason that has not been given why the four witnesses we asked for, why the documents we asked for, should not be presented. I don’t know what they’ll say. Maybe they’ll be exculpatory to President Trump, but not have them is to engage in a cover-up, to say…

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Schumer Asks McConnell To Subpoena Mulvaney And Bolton In Senate Trial – Politics Article

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday formally requested Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to subpoena key witnesses in the Trump administration as the Senate’s impeachment trial looms ahead. Schumer made the request in a letter in response to the GOP Senate leader openly bragging about working with White House lawyers to defeat the House’s impeachment effort once it undergoes trial in the Senate. The Democratic senator asked McConnell to subpoena the four top figures in President Donald Trump’s…

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Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Have The Votes For His Sham Trump Impeachment Trial – Politics Article

Mitch McConnell promised Sean Hannity that he was going to work with Trump to hold a sham impeachment trial, but he doesn’t have the votes yet to do it. Here is McConnell laying out his plan for a sham trial: WATCH: @SenateMajLdr is saying his priority is defending the president, not the rule of law. POTUS is being impeached for abusing his power by extorting a foreign govt to help himself politically. @SenateGOP owes allegiance to the people & the…

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Ted Cruz Gonna Ride That Trump Train To End Of The Line! – Politics Article

After a few weeks of the Sunday shows dealing with the C-level Trump lackeys, we got the appearance of some of the “All-Stars” this week from the House and the Senate. So we begin with Texas Senator and second-string Ulysses S. Grant cosplayer Rafael “Ted” Cruz. Appearing on “Meet The Press,” Cruz was there to give us a preview of how Republicans in the McConnell-led Senate are going to handle their constitutional duty: like the cynical, partisan hacks they all…

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