Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 - 10:13:54
51 results - (0.000 seconds)

McConnell said:

mail: [NewsMag]

latest news at page 1:
12
    High-profile Democratic campaigners for voting reform are falling into line behind Sen. Joe Manchin proposed compromise, setting up a clash with Republicans after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the plans would 'supercharge cancel culture' and retained a 'rotten core.'  The Senate is due to vote on Tuesday on a sweeping overhaul of election law, that will test Democratic unity...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he told former President Donald Trump that he should not push to end the Senate filibuster during his presidency. In an interview with Fox News, McConnell mentioned that Trump asked him to work out a deal to end the filibuster for a number of years during his presidency, but that he rejected Trump’s...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tore into President Joe Biden Monday for pitching a May 1 goal of getting all adults lined up for vaccines that is not as 'audacious' as it seems.   McConnell called the target a 'walk-back,' after Biden delivered a prime-time speech last week touting achievements in vaccine distribution even while pointing to the deadly toll of...
    Saturday Night Live has taken aim at Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, mocking the lawyers after they secured an acquittal in the Senate on the charge of incitement to insurrection. After avoiding poking fun at President Joe Biden since Inauguration Day, Saturday's cold open followed the trend, taking aim only at Republicans in an impeachment-focused sketch. Framed as an episode...
    President Biden is bearing down on a national crisis that could make radical policy acceptable to the public, but Senate guardrails are in the way. Two Senate Democrats struck a blow to Biden’s liberal agenda by vowing this week to uphold the legislative filibuster. Those promises seem to have kneecapped liberal calls to nuke the longtime Senate rule that...
    By Manu Raju, Phil Mattingly, Jeff Zeleny, Jim Acosta and Kaitlan Collins | CNN Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that he believes that impeaching President Donald Trump will make it easier to get rid of the President and Trumpism from the Republican Party, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Another person with direct knowledge told...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMichigan GOP lawmaker says he's 'strongly considering' impeachment House Democrats unveil resolution to censure Rep. Mo Brooks over Capitol riots Capitol Police officer hailed as hero for drawing rioters away from Senate chamber MORE (R-Ky.) has said he thinks President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse GOP leader tells members to quit spreading lies on riot, antifa...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the upcoming electoral vote certification "the most consequential vote" on a call with senators this week, according to Senator Mitt Romney, who was on the call. Congress will convene on January 6 to count each state's electoral votes and reaffirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory.  The tally offers Republican lawmakers who have yet to acknowledge President-elect Joe...
    Mitch McConnell signaled this week that Americans may not see a new round of coronavirus relief until early next year, even as both Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi have pushed for something sooner. As CNBC reported, the Kentucky senator and Senate minority leader said during a radio appearance this week that he expects a new relief deal to be finalized...
    Just hours after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Trump's nominee to replace her "will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate." But four years ago, when Justice Antonin Scalia died in an election year, McConnell repeatedly argued against even holding a hearing for a replacement.  The Kentucky...
    Before Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in an interview this week that she “would not vote” to confirm a nominee to the High Court ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Ginsburg passed away on Friday at the age of 87 from complications surrounding metastatic pancreas cancer. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG...
    Stefani Reynolds/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Not two hours after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had already thrown down a gauntlet: The Senate would not confirm a replacement for Scalia before a new president had taken office....
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday denounced the “stigma” perpetrated by some about wearing masks as US coronavirus cases surge. The Republican leader weighed in as partisan divisions persist in Washington over whether or not to wear masks  — and as new US infections hit a record high on Friday, driven by spikes in California, Arizona, Texas and...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday denounced the “stigma” perpetrated by some about wearing masks as US coronavirus cases surge. The Republican leader weighed in as partisan divisions persist in Washington over whether or not to wear masks  — and as new US infections hit a record high on Friday, driven by spikes in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida....
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell underscored the importance of wearing face coverings on the Senate floor Monday. "We must have no stigma, none, about wearing masks when we leave our homes & come near other people,” said McConnell, R-Ky. “Wearing simple face coverings is not about protecting ourselves, it is about protecting everyone we encounter." “In fact, the more we...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged people to wear masks out in public in order to navigate the “middle ground” of reopening the economy during the coronavirus outbreak. “We must have no stigma — none — about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Monday. “Wearing simple face coverings...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellProgressives zero in on another House chairman in primary GOP committee chair: 'It would help' if Trump would wear a mask occasionally Pelosi: Nationwide mask mandate 'definitely long overdue' MORE (R-Ky.) said on Monday that wearing a mask cannot be stigmatized, calling wearing one in public part of the country's new routines...
    Bradley Cortright June 29, 2020 0 Comments As 48 states are reporting an increase in new coronavirus cases, Democratic Congressional leaders are calling on the Republican-controlled Senate to pass another coronavirus relief measure. The House passed the Democratic-crafted Heroes Act, a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, in May, and since then, the Senate has declined to take up another multi-trillion spending...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday slammed Minority Leader Chuck Schumer as a “total hypocrite” for preventing a vote on a Republican police reform bill. Schumer (D-NY) led Democrats on Wednesday to block the bill responding to the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police. Schumer said it didn’t go far enough and House Democrats passed a broader...
    Trump has said previously that the real reason he doesn't want Washington, D.C., to become a state is because it would give Democrats more lawmakers in both the House and Senate. "They want to do that so they pick up two automatic Democrat — you know it's a 100 percent Democrat, basically — so why would the Republicans ever do...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic Senate primary went into overtime Wednesday as the candidates anxiously awaited the counting of absentee ballots to determine who will advance to challenge Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the fall campaign. After months of voter outreach amid the coronavirus pandemic, the campaigns for Amy McGrath and Charles Booker hunkered down to await their...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Wednesday accused Democrats of a “bizarre new ultimatum” on police reform, saying Democrats want to be allowed to rewrite the chamber's legislation before it is even debated. “The Senate was supposed to officially take up police reform on the floor today, instead our Democratic colleagues are poised to turn this routine step into a...
    The Senate is set to confirm the appointment of President Trump's 200th judicial nominee Wednesday, marking a historic reshaping of the judiciary that has taken place under his administration. Judge Cory Wilson is slated to be confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to E&E News. The confirmation will mark Trump...
    Senate Democrats will block a Republican-authored police reform bill on Wednesday, ending the chance that Congress can pass a measure by the upcoming July 4 recess. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, called on Republicans to scrap their reform measure and start over with a new bill negotiated with Democrats. “Don’t score political points,” Schumer said. “Come together...
    Washington (CNN)Democratic senators on Monday gave their strongest indications yet they may block the Republican police reform bill from coming to the floor, a risky move that could prevent any overhaul measure from being enacted this year over their party's concerns that the GOP bill is too weak.National calls to address police misconduct and racial injustice have put pressure on...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s “OK” with renaming US military bases named after Confederate soldiers, but doesn’t back removing their statues on display in the halls of the Capitol. “What I do think is clearly a bridge too far is this nonsense that we need to airbrush the Capitol and scrub out everybody from years ago who had...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday said he would be “OK” with renaming military bases that were named after Confederate Army officers, pitting himself against President Trump and other Republicans who have opposed the move. The top Senate Republican said he'll live with whatever lawmakers decide as they debate an annual defense policy bill for the military...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday that he was open to renaming military bases named after Confederate leaders - but he didn't want Confederate statues in the Capitol removed.  'If it’s appropriate to take another look at these names, I’m personally OK with that - and I am a descendant of a Confederate veteran myself,' McConnell said, according...
    Reuters June 16, 2020 0 Comments  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday a police reform bill put forward by House Democrats would not succeed in the Republican-led Senate. “The House version is going nowhere in the Senate,” McConnell told reporters. “It’s basically typical Democratic overreach to try to control everything in Washington. We have no interest...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Thursday he’s “OK” with renaming military bases such as Ft. Bragg that are named after Confederate Army officers, declining to side with President Donald Trump and other Republicans opposed to the move. The Kentucky senator said he’ll live with whatever lawmakers decide as they debate an annual defense policy bill...
    Meaghan Ellis June 16, 2020 0 Comments Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is vowing to remain as the Republican leader even if his party loses control of the Senate in the upcoming election. On Tuesday, McConnell was asked if he plans to continue leading the party despite the uncertainties looming over the election. In response to the question, McConnell said,...
    Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for as broad support within the Senate GOP conference as possible for the emerging police overhaul bill that will be offered by GOP Sen. Tim Scott, two GOP sources told CNN, as pressure grows amid nationwide protests and civil unrest in response to high-profile episodes of police misconduct.It also comes after tension...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Democrat Charles Booker won a key endorsement Tuesday from former statewide officeholder Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new sign of momentum for his upstart bid for his party’s nomination to challenge Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell in the fall. Grimes, who lost a bitter, big-spending Senate race against McConnell in 2014, tweeted her endorsement of Booker,...
    (CNN)Top Senate Republicans are not embracing the assertion by a top White House adviser that President Donald Trump wants Congress to approve another $2 trillion worth of stimulus to help bolster the economy.Walking off the floor, CNN asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell if he could back a $2 trillion plan as White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Trump...
    "The View" co-host Meghan McCain fired back at Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath who claimed she had "received encouragement" from "a member of the McCain family" to use the late Sen. John McCain in an attack ad against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "Which member Amy, please name names? Because it wasn't me or my mother. My entire family communicates before such decisions and I...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, tore into the New York Times on the Senate floor on Wednesday over the controversy over an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. -- with McConnell noting that the Times had previously published op-eds by Vladimir Putin and an essay arguing that pedophilia is not a crime. “Vladimir Putin? No problem. Iranian propaganda? Sure. But nothing could...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday accused the New York Times of lying about GOP Sen. Tom Cotton’s op-ed about the George Floyd protests and said the newspaper collapsed like a “house of cards” after staffers raised a ruckus over it. “One of our nation’s most storied newspapers just had its intellectual independence challenged by an angry mob and...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the chamber floor Wednesday to shame the far left and The New York Times for picking and choosing what speech it will allow, saying it runs afoul of the nation’s founding. “We cannot let the First Amendment become another casualty of this troubled moment,” the Kentucky Republican said, referencing the nationwide protests following...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Republicans are crafting a bill to address “obvious racial discrimination” in policing — after Democrats unilaterally unveiled a House of Representatives reform package Monday. Republican senators spent most of a caucus luncheon listening to ideas from Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) in the aftermath of national unrest over the Minnesota police killing of...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday slammed politicians for “picking and choosing within the First Amendment,” as large-scale police brutality protests have broken out across the country, while most states have kept places of worship closed during the coronavirus pandemic. “It is becoming clear to many Americans, including many who appreciate and applaud the recent protests, that our national...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday slammed the growing liberal momentum behind the “defund the police” movement as “outlandish.” His comments referenced the growing left-wing movement in cities such as Minneapolis -- where George Floyd died last month in police custody -- New York City and beyond. “We’re already seeing outlandish calls, 'defund the police,’ 'abolish the police,’ take root within the left-wing leadership...
    President Donald Trump signed a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reform bill in the Rose Garden on Friday, allowing small businesses greater flexibility in how they choose to spend coronavirus relief funds. Trump signed the bill following a White House press conference in which he highlighted positive May jobs numbers, saying an economic recovery was not expected this early. The economy...
    "And Mitch McConnell is putting people in danger by sitting on the HEROES Act," Eskelsen García said. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, passed by the House of Representatives in May, would provide $3 trillion in funding to address the economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, including about $1 trillion in direct aid to state and...
    (CNN)On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked about President Donald Trump's speech Monday night and decision to forcibly remove peaceful protesters ahead of a photo op in front of St. John's Church."I'm not going to critique other people's performances," offered the highest ranking Republican elected leader in Congress.Those eight words amount to a remarkable abdication of McConnell's role...
    Washington — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a resolution proposed by Senate Democrats that would have condemned President Trump's response to protesters in Washington, D.C., on Monday, when federal law enforcement officers forcefully removed demonstrators from a park across from the White House. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced the resolution on Tuesday, saying on the Senate floor that the...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that the previously peaceful protests over George Floyd's death in police custody have been “hijacked” by rioters committing “unjust violence.” McConnell, R-Ky., from the Senate floor, said he “completely” supported and “fully defends” citizens’ rights to engage in “peaceful protest,” but condemned the riots that spread across the nation over the weekend as those...
12