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    A growing Republican civil war played out in the public spotlight of a party press conference on Tuesday, as GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell rebuked Sen. Rick Scott for proposing a policy plan that he said would raise taxes on millions of Americans. But Scott did not hang around to hear McConnell's criticism. After he finished his remarks on President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, he stepped away from the lectern and just kept walking instead of listening to his leader take questions. Perhaps he knew that the first one would be about the policy agenda he has been pushing in recent days. McConnell, oblivious to the departure, said Scott was behind him and was welcome to address the question.  'If we're fortunate enough to have the majority next year, I'll be the majority leader,' he continued. 'll decide in consultation with my members what to put on the floor.  'And let me tell you what would not be a part of our agenda. We will not have as part of our agenda a bill that raises taxes...
    United States Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) dumped cold water on Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott’s “11 Point Plan to Rescue America” during a news conference on Tuesday, telling reporters that Scott’s right-wing wish list is low-hanging fruit for Democratic attack ads ahead of November’s midterm elections. Scott, the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, released his proposal last week to offer voters a reason to vote for the GOP this fall. As a whole, the party has no coordinated or discernible policy priorities except to batter President Joe Biden. But at the heart of what Scott put forth is a provision that most conservatives (and liberals) would likely reject – raising taxes on poor and working-class Americans. Moments after Scott exited the press briefing, McConnell shredded Scott’s hopes of shaping his party’s platform. “Let me tell you what will not be a part of our agenda: We will not have as part of our agenda a bill that raises taxes on half the American people and sunsets Social Security and Medicare after five years. That will not...
    President Donald Trump's most ardent loyalists are blasting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for congratulating President-elect Joe Biden, venting their fury at the high-ranking Republican.  'The Electoral College has spoken,' McConnell said on Tuesday morning, before adding he wanted to 'congratulate the President-elect Joe Biden' and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Incoming Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, was among the MAGA supporters who blasted McConnell over the remarks. 'Every 'Republican' that isn't fighting for @realDonaldTrump's 2020 landslide victory is supporting the Chinese Communist Party takeover of America,' Greene tweeted following McConnell's remarks.  'The Electoral College has spoken,' McConnell said on Tuesday morning, before adding he wanted to 'congratulate the President-elect Joe Biden' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'We won't leave for Christmas without the COVID package':... Forget Trump and move on: Mitch McConnell pleads with his... Share this article Share Trump campaign attorney Lin Wood went even further, calling McConnell a 'traitor' and vowing: 'His day of judgment is coming.' McConnell 'is NOT a Patriot. Ask his...
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks with reporters following the weekly Republican Senate conference meeting in the Mansfield Room at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2020.Tom Williams | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explicitly acknowledged Joe Biden as president-elect for the first time on Tuesday after weeks of Republican delays in recognizing the 2020 election result. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.Related TagsBreaking News: Politics
    Alex Henderson October 25, 2020 1:29PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. With the 2020 election less than two weeks away, many pundits are stressing that despite what the polls are showing, President Donald Trump might win a narrow Electoral College victory if he is able to outperform former Vice President Joe Biden in enough swing states. But Fox News' ultra-conservative Rupert Murdoch is predicting that Biden will win by a landslide. It remains to be seen what will happen on Tuesday, November 3, but even if 2020 sees a major blue wave — even if Biden defeats Trump and Democrats achieve a majority in the U.S. Senate while holding the U.S. House of Representatives — one Republican name that will likely be heard a lot in 2021 is Mitch McConnell. In fact, a blue tsunami could make the Senate majority leader the most prominent Republican in the United States. : Democrats have a chance of winning back the Senate this year, and the incumbent GOP senators who are considered vulnerable include Arizona's Martha McSally, Iowa's Joni Ernst, Maine's Susan...
    Michael Brochstein/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This is good news, or as close as we get to it these days: The White House and Democratic leaders agreed to try to finalize a deal to address lapsed unemployment benefits and eviction restrictions by the end of this week and hold a vote in Congress next week, suddenly trying to rush stalled talks in the face of growing public and political unrest. I suspect the sudden interest in cutting a deal has more to do with the fact that the Senate goes on a monthlong recess starting Friday, and even Republicans don’t want this hanging over their heads during their visits home. Which is fine. If that’s what it takes to motivate Republicans to reach an agreement, I’ll take it. I’m also impressed with this statement from Mitch McConnell: “The American people, in the end, need help,” Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, told reporters. “And wherever this thing settles between the president of the United States and his...
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