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News and updates about Mitch McConnell

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Netanyahu invited to address Congress

Netanyahu sent a letter signed by all four Congressional leaders inviting him to deliver an address to Congress.

Netanyahu invited to address Congress

Republican leaders demand answers from Biden

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson criticize Biden for pausing of shipment of bombs to Israel last week.

Republican leaders demand answers from Biden

Mitch McConnell:

'Give college presidents chance before sending in National Guard'

Senate Minority Leader distances himself from Republican lawmakers' calls to send in the National Guard in response to antisemitic protests on university campuses.

'Give college presidents chance before sending in National Guard'

Netanyahu to Republicans:

'Israel will continue its efforts to defeat Hamas'

Republican Senators who attended Netanyahu's address at their policy lunch say the PM stressed he is going to finish the job in Gaza.

'Israel will continue its efforts to defeat Hamas'

Senator McConnell:

'Schumer's criticism grotesque and hypocritical'

Senator Mitch McConnell on Majority Leader Chuck Schumer' speech against PM Netanyahu: 'It is grotesque and hypocritical for Americans who hyperventilate about interference in our own democracy” to call for the Israeli leader's removal.'

'Schumer's criticism grotesque and hypocritical'

After Super Tuesday

Mitch McConnell endorses Trump for President

Senate Republican Leader endorses Trump, a noteworthy move due to the longstanding differences between the two.

Mitch McConnell endorses Trump for President

Mitch McConnell to step down as GOP leader

Senate Minority Leader announces he will step down as GOP leader in November but will continue to serve in the US Senate.

Mitch McConnell to step down as GOP leader

Mitch McConnell:

'Netanyahu is one of the great leaders of modern time'

Senate Republican Leader pushes back on Trump's recent comments: Hezbollah is a terrorist organization just like Hamas.

'Netanyahu is one of the great leaders of modern time'

Joe Biden’s age is a much bigger deal than Mitch McConnell’s

As high-powered as McConnell is, he is not the leader of the free world, nor is he running for a second presidential term. Op-ed.

Joe Biden’s age is a much bigger deal than Mitch McConnell’s

McConnell vows to remain Senate Republican leader

Senator Mitch McConnell says he will finish his term despite recent health problems.

McConnell vows to remain Senate Republican leader

After second freeze up:

McConnell sidesteps questions about his health

Senate Republican leader says "August was a busy and productive month" as Congress physician indicates he didn't suffer a stroke or seizure.

McConnell sidesteps questions about his health

US Capitol physician:

'McConnell is medically cleared to continue his schedule'

US Capitol physician confirms Senate Majority Leader can continue working after latest freezing episode.

'McConnell is medically cleared to continue his schedule'

The second time in a month:

Sen. McConnell appears to freeze during media gaggle

Senate Minority Leader freezes while speaking to reporters. Biden: Mitch is a friend, I’m going to get in touch with him.

Sen. McConnell appears to freeze during media gaggle

Trump:

'McConnell should step down following freeze-up incident'

Former US President calls for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to step down amid questions about his health.

'McConnell should step down following freeze-up incident'

McConnell 'plans to serve his full term', his office says

The clarification follows concerns over the Senate Republican Leader's help after he froze midsentence during a press conference.

McConnell 'plans to serve his full term', his office says

Watch:

Sen. McConnell freezes during news conference

Senate Minority Leader stops talking for about 19 seconds before returning to the podium a few minutes later.

Sen. McConnell freezes during news conference

Mitch McConnell:

'US shouldn't weigh in on Israel's judicial reform'

Senate Minority Leader tells Axios: I don't have an opinion on Israel's judicial reform.

'US shouldn't weigh in on Israel's judicial reform'

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with US Senate delegation

The Prime Minister told Sen. Mitch McConnell he appreciated the fact that he and his colleagues were among Israel's best friends.

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with US Senate delegation

Mitch McConnell blames Trump for midterm disappointment

Senate Minority Leader says Republicans had a "candidate quality issue" which led to their failure to win a Senate majority.

Mitch McConnell blames Trump for midterm disappointment

Trump reiterates:

'I had no idea what Nick Fuentes' views were'

Former President blasts McConnell: Mitch is a loser for our nation and for the Republican Party.

'I had no idea what Nick Fuentes' views were'

Mitch McConnell:

'There is no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism'

Senate Minority Leader says anyone meeting with antisemites is "highly unlikely to be elected president of the United States."

'There is no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism'

Biden to work on gun control with two ‘rational Republicans’

Biden points to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator John Cornyn as Republicans he will work with on the issue.

Biden to work on gun control with two ‘rational Republicans’

AOC praised, McConnell mocked in 'woke' kids book

Children in New York are being taught that 'despite' the Republican leader being a 'bad person,' he is 'still loved'.

AOC praised, McConnell mocked in 'woke' kids book

Mitch McConnell:

'No place in the Republican Party for antisemitism'

Mitch McConnell condemns antisemitism after Republicans Greene, Gosar and Rogers speak at white nationalist’s conference

'No place in the Republican Party for antisemitism'

McConnell opposes sentence shortening for Capitol rioters

Senate Minority Leader distances himself from Trump's comments that he will pardon January 6 rioters if re-elected.

McConnell opposes sentence shortening for Capitol rioters

McConnell slams Biden: An unmitigated disaster

Senate Minority Leader blasts President Joe Biden amid deterioration in Afghanistan.

McConnell slams Biden: An unmitigated disaster

Viral Moment: Schumer outraces McConnell to press conference

Sen. Mitch McConnell joked about Schumer outracing him to the lectern ahead of their weekly press conference.

Viral Moment: Schumer outraces McConnell to press conference

Trump: Had McConnell fought I'd be president

Former president blames Senate Minority leader for his loss in 2020 election.

Trump: Had McConnell fought I'd be president

Mitch McConnell: No moral equivalency between Israel, Hamas

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted those calling for a ceasefire with Hamas.

Mitch McConnell: No moral equivalency between Israel, Hamas

Trump: McConnell needs to be fired

In an interview this week, Trump said that the GOP Senate Minority leader has "not done a great job" and should be "change(d)."

Trump: McConnell needs to be fired

'The US and Israel stand united on our guiding principles'

Ambassador Gilad Erdan hosts key US political leaders, highlights strong Israel-US bond in virtual Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration.

'The US and Israel stand united on our guiding principles'

Trump takes aim at McConnell, Pence in speech to donors

Trump veers from prepared remarks, says he is "disappointed" in Pence and uses profanity in assessing McConnell.

Trump takes aim at McConnell, Pence in speech to donors

GOP battles Biden over $2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill

Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday pledged to oppose “every step of the way” Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan.

GOP battles Biden over $2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill

Sen. McConnell likens Dem election reform bill to ‘power grab”

Senate Republicans fight back against Dem electoral reform bill, calling bill "anti-Republican" and "partisan."

Sen. McConnell likens Dem election reform bill to ‘power grab”

McConnell: I would 'absolutely' support Trump in 2024

Senate Minority Leader says he will support Trump for if he is the Republican nominee in the next presidential election.

McConnell: I would 'absolutely' support Trump in 2024

Major divide brewing within GOP?

Former President Trump says 'the GOP can never be respected again with leaders like McConnell at the helm.'

Major divide brewing within GOP?

'McConnell will never do what needs to be done'

Former US President rips Senate Minority Leader: Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.

'McConnell will never do what needs to be done'

McConnell criticizes Trump after Senate acquittal

Senate Minority Leader says Trump was "practically and morally responsible" for his supporters' deadly attack on the Capitol last month.

McConnell criticizes Trump after Senate acquittal

GOP split on controversial congresswoman, Trump voices support

Newsmax reports that while Mitch McConell called freshman Rep Marjorie Greene a 'cancer', other Republican leaders support her efforts.

GOP split on controversial congresswoman, Trump voices support

McConnell proposes starting Trump's trial in February

Senate Minority Leader proposes to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that former President's impeachment trial start in mid-February.

McConnell proposes starting Trump's trial in February

Tucker: McConnell threatening Trump against pardoning Assange

Tucker Carlson calls on Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and CIA agent John Kiriakou, says Mitch McConnell threatened Pres.

Tucker: McConnell threatening Trump against pardoning Assange

Giuliani: They want to impeach Trump so he can't run again

In an interview with Newsmax, Rudy Giuliani says those who want to see Trump impeached are afraid of him running again in '24.

Giuliani: They want to impeach Trump so he can't run again

Senate Majority Leader: Best to focus on transfer of power

Mitch McConnell: There is simply no chance that a fair or serious impeachment trial could conclude before Biden is sworn in next week.

Senate Majority Leader: Best to focus on transfer of power

Homes of McConnell and Pelosi vandalized

Homes of Senate Majority Leader and House Speaker were vandalized after Congress fails to approve increase in coronavirus grants.

Homes of McConnell and Pelosi vandalized

McConnell pledges to hold votes on Biden's Cabinet picks

Senate Majority Leader predicts Republicans would be more receptive to Biden's nominees than Democrats were to Trump's.

McConnell pledges to hold votes on Biden's Cabinet picks

Senate Majority Leader congratulates Biden

Mitch McConnell acknowledges Biden for the first time as President-elect. "The Electoral College has spoken."

Senate Majority Leader congratulates Biden

AOC insists: McConnell broke the Senate

AOC was adamant in her assertion that Senate Maj. leader Rep. Mitch McConnell 'broke' the legislative body due to political interests.

AOC insists: McConnell broke the Senate

Senate Majority Leader doesn't expect interrupted transition

Mitch McConnell: I don’t think we’re going to have an interrupted transition to whoever is the next administration

Senate Majority Leader doesn't expect interrupted transition

Senate Majority Leader declines to congratulate Biden

Sen. Mitch McConnell says Trump has every right to look into allegations of irregularities in last week's vote.

Senate Majority Leader declines to congratulate Biden

McConnell calls out Pelosi for being 'childish and petty'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reacts to Speaker Pelosi's speech-ripping stunt during the State of the Union.

McConnell calls out Pelosi for being 'childish and petty'

Impeachment trial against Trump to begin next week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Senate will begin debating an organizing resolution to start impeachment trial next Tuesday.

Impeachment trial against Trump to begin next week

Pompeo decides against Senate bid

Secretary of State informs Senate Majority Leader he will not run for Senate in Kansas this year.

Pompeo decides against Senate bid

Schumer wants Mulvaney, Bolton to testify in impeachment trial

Senate Democratic leader proposes that at least four witnesses be subpoenaed to testify in impeachment trial of President Trump.

Schumer wants Mulvaney, Bolton to testify in impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader: Can't see us removing Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he can't see any scenario in which the Senate votes to remove Trump from office.

Senate Majority Leader: Can't see us removing Trump

McConnell introduces resolution against Trump's Syria withdrawal

Senate Majority Leader, other top Republican senators, warn Trump's withdrawal from Syria benefits Assad, ISIS, Russia and Iran.

McConnell introduces resolution against Trump's Syria withdrawal

Senate Majority Leader warns against Syria withdrawal

Senator Mitch McConnell says pulling US forces out of Syria "would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime."

Senate Majority Leader warns against Syria withdrawal

Senate Majority Leader: The president is not a racist

Senator Mitch McConnell urges Democrats and Republicans to tone down their rhetoric amid controversy over Trump tweets.

Senate Majority Leader: The president is not a racist

Senate breaks with Trump on Syria

Republican-led Senate approves symbolic legislation opposing abrupt withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

Senate breaks with Trump on Syria

'He doesn't know what to do'? McConnell's role in the shutdown

It’s time to talk about why this government shutdown is on Mitch McConnell, too.

'He doesn't know what to do'? McConnell's role in the shutdown

No end in sight for US government shutdown

Pelosi reiterates there will be "no money" for the border wall, while McConnell says he will not bring Democrats' spending bill to vote.

No end in sight for US government shutdown