Twelve shutdown protesters were arrested outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s office Wednesday afternoon. Protesters flooding the hall outside McConnell’s office chanted “end the shutdown,” “do what’s right,” and, “where is Mitch.” One Capitol Hill police officer told Breitbart News he believed they were with unions and said there were 12 arrested.Breitbart News captured video of some of the arrests: Some of those among the crowd wore hats or bags identifying with unions, while a few other activists wore Code Pink clothing. The protest outside McConnell’s office in the Russell Senate building took place after protesters demonstrated against the shutdown in the atrium of the Hart Senate building. Many of those in the crowd were wearing hats or shirts that identified them as with activist groups or union groups, including Code Pink and SEIU. A protest leader announced to the media at the end of the silent portion … [Read more...] about 12 Arrested at Mitch McConnell’s Office During Shutdown Protest
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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?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Donald Trump stormed out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders last Wednesday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sat there silently, uttering not a word as the talks blew up, according to others in the room. U.S. President Donald Trump departs with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence after addressing a closed Senate Republican policy lunch as a partial government shutdown enters its 19th day on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young The No. 1 Republican in Congress, who rose to power on his reputation as a master of legislative wrangling, has had little to say in public or private during a partial federal government shutdown that began on Dec. 22 and has no end in sight. Showing no interest in defying his president and Trump’s demand that triggered the shutdown for funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall opposed by Democrats, McConnell has kept … [Read more...] about As government shutdown drags on, where is Senator McConnell?
President Donald Trump expressed frustration with Republicans Thursday for passing a spending bill that does not include funding for a border wall. “I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms?” Trump wrote on Twitter.The Senate voted Tuesday to pass the $854 billion spending bill to fund the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor, and Education. The bill also includes a measure to fund the rest of the government until December 7. The bill now faces final approval in the House. Trump has repeatedly floated a government shutdown to get wall funding but has appeared open to Senate Majority Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan to fund the wall after the midterm elections. “Most likely I will not do that, but we’re going to do it immediately after the election, I have the commitment from Mitch McConnell, from Paul Ryan from … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Frustrated with Republican Spending Bill: Where Is the Money for the Wall?
Republicans are divided over whether to support Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but the party's leader in the Senate expressed his confidence in him Tuesday morning. "I have total confidence in the attorney general and I think he ought to stay exactly where he is," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview broadcast by CNN. McConnell's remark came hours after Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., blasted Sessions on NBC. "The president's lost confidence in Jeff Sessions," Graham said. "And I'm telling you what everybody in the country knows: This is a dysfunctional relationship. We need a better one. Is there somebody who's highly qualified that has the confidence of the president who'll also understand their job is to protect [special counsel Robert] Mueller? Yes, I think we can find that person after the election, if that's what the president wants." President Donald Trump has discussed the possibility of dismissing Sessions because of the Department of Justice's Russia … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Expresses ‘Total Confidence’ in AG Sessions