Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that President Trump is "not a racist," after the president stirred controversy this week by targeting four progressive congresswomen with a racist tweet. "I think that there's been a consensus that political rhetoric has really gotten way way over heated all across the political spectrum," McConnell told reporters Tuesday. "From the president, to the speaker, to members of the House, all of us have a responsibility to elevate the public discourse. Our words do matter. We all know that politics is a contact sport, but it's about time that we lowered the temperature all across the board."The president sparked a firestorm over the weekend with a series of tweets seemingly targeting freshmen Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar. He wrote that the congresswomen -- three of whom were born in the U.S., and all American citizens -- should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell says Trump is “not a racist”
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Mitch McConnell, Never a Grandstander, Learns to Play by Trump’s Rules Advertisement Supported by ByGlenn Thrush April 14, 2019 WASHINGTON — President Trump was walking through the Capitol corridors in February, en route to his State of the Union address, when he spied Mitch McConnell, the taciturn Senate majority leader, and rumbled over to deliver his signature verbal high-five. “Mitch!” Mr. Trump said in a voice loud enough to be heard by a Republican aide pinned against a nearby wall. “I just saw you on Fox! You were totally great with Martha MacCallum!” he added, referring to a prespeech TV appearance in which he denounced the shutdown Mr. Trump initiated against his advice. Mr. McConnell, of Kentucky, who grumbled in private about Mr. Trump’s … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell, Never a Grandstander, Learns to Play by Trump’s Rules
Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature The president whom the Senate Republican leader helped elect has turned out to be the one thing he can’t control. Mitch McConnell in the United States Capitol in December. Credit Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Supported by ByCharles Homans Jan. 22, 2019 At sunrise, there it was: a red-tailed hawk, its gyre widening over the United States Capitol building in the Creamsicle-colored light, like the world’s least subtle literary reference. It was still there by midafternoon, drifting on the thermals over the mostly depopulated National Mall, wheeling occasionally past the window in the hallway outside the office where the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, sat on the 20th day of what would soon become the longest government shutdown in American history. That morning, Jan. 10, … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?
MITCH McConnell is being blamed for playing a role in the government shutdown in the United States. We take a look at the controversial Republican Party Senate leader who's opponents claim has the power to pressurise Donald Trump to end the closure. What is Mitch McConnell's net worth? McConnell is worth an estimate £21.1million ($27m), according Center for Responsive Politics. His annual earnings as majority party leader in the Senate is £151,000 ($193,400). According to PolitiFact, when his mother-in-law died in 2008, he and wife received a monetary gift it is claimed could be as much as £19m ($25m). Why is he called a turtle? Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has repeatedly mocked McConnell claiming he looked like a turtle or tortoise. The comedian often imitated him with the voice of the turtle from Tortoise Wins by a Hare. 'I'M ONLY A PAIN' Heartbreaking note left by girl who hanged herself 'to make mum happy' 'graveyard of pacific' 'Deadliest Catch TV show' … [Read more...] about What is Mitch McConnell’s net worth, why is he called a turtle and who’s his wife Elaine Chao?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's sentencing laws.McConnell's decision comes after more than three years of overtures from a large, bipartisan group of senators who support the criminal justice bill, including Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump announced his support for the legislation last month, but McConnell treaded cautiously and said the bill was among a number of competing priorities for the lame-duck session.Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican, said Trump's push for the legislation had been "critical to the outcome here.""Senator McConnell was always concerned about the small window of time that we have to do all these things we need to do, but the president was insistent that this be included," he said.RELATED: Mitch … [Read more...] about Facing pressure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote