Ex-GOP strategist slams Trump for 'assassination instructions' against McConnell: 'It's beyond the pale. Every Republican ought to be able to say so.'
Scott Jennings said Trump's post had "assassination instructions" for McConnell and "blatant racism" toward his wife, Trump official Elaine Chao.news.yahoo.com
Rick Scott Panics When Asked About Trump’s Racist Truth Social Post
CNNSen. Rick Scott (R-FL) tried his best at justifying former President Donald Trump’s racist Truth Social post from Friday, in which the ex-commander in chief said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had a “DEATH WISH” and called his former transportation secretary Elaine Chao "Coco Chow.” The senator, flailing after being asked during a CNN appearance about the post, defended Trump's predilection for "nicknames."Trump Claims McConnell has ‘Death Wish’ in Stinging Attack“As you know, the prenews.yahoo.com
Alyssa Farah Griffin denounces Trump after Elaine Chao attack: ‘He’s not even trying to hide the racism’
CNN commentator and “The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin denounced former President Trump for comments he made attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Trump said on Truth Social on Saturday that McConnell had a “death wish” for supporting bills that Democrats sponsored and referred to Chao…news.yahoo.com
Donald Trump says Mitch McConnell has a 'death wish' and insults his wife, Elaine Chao, after the senator voiced support for the Electoral Count Act reforms
Trump's remarks demonstrate a growing schism between him and McConnell, as the senator increasingly distanced himself from the former president.news.yahoo.com
DeSantis drops provocations -- for now -- in response to Ian
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has whipsawed his way through the national conversation this month, first by putting migrants on planes or buses to Democratic strongholds and then shifting to a more traditional role of crisis manager as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. barreled into his state.
McConnell suggests better odds of Republicans taking Senate
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he believes his party now has a “50-50 shot” of getting the chamber back less than six weeks away from the midterm elections. “We are in a bunch of close races,” McConnell told reporters during a press conference. The comments reflect a greater degree of optimism from the GOP leader after he drew criticism last month from fellow Republicans when he downplayed the party’s chances in the fall elections, saying it would be more likely for the party to gain control of the House than the Senate.news.yahoo.com
Mitch McConnell is 'proudly' supporting a bill that aims to prevent another Trump-style coup, saying January 6 'underscored the need for an update'
McConnell's support for the Senate bill to reform the Electoral Count Act comes just days after all but 9 Republicans voted against the House version.news.yahoo.com
McConnell endorses bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results
Like a similar bill that passed the House last week, the Senate bill was prompted by the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob seeking to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral win.washingtonpost.com
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ): "But despite our apparent differences, Senator McConnell and I have forged a friendship."
While speaking at an event held by the McConnell Center, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, spoke about her unlikely friendship with Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky. Although Senator Cinema is a registered Democrat, she is one of the few Democrats who is not always aligned with the Democratic party. One that is rooted in our commonalities, including are pragmatic approach to legislating, our respect for the Senate as an institution, our love for our home states, and a dogged determination on behalf of our constituents.news.yahoo.com
Mitch McConnell calls Republican Govs. DeSantis and Abbott's ploy to fly migrants to Democratic enclaves like Martha's Vineyard 'a good idea'
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is fully on board with depositing disoriented migrants on Democratic rivals' doorsteps ahead of the midterms.news.yahoo.com
GOP gives thumbs down to Biden's $47B emergency request
President Joe Biden’s request for more than $47 billion in emergency funding to help Ukraine and tackle COVID-19, monkeypox and natural disasters is encountering deep skepticism from Senate Republicans, signaling a showdown ahead. The early resistance on the size and scope of the spending request points to the fraught negotiations to come as Congress labors to pass a stopgap spending bill that would keep the federal government running past Oct. 1 or risk a federal shutdown. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that while Ukraine aid “is obviously a priority,” he downplayed the need for other funding — even in his Kentucky home state hit hard by devastating floods.news.yahoo.com
Mitch McConnell joins Republicans in railing against Biden's 'cynical and outrageous' student-loan forgiveness plan: 'This policy is astonishingly unfair'
After Biden announced $10,000 in student-loan forgiveness for federal borrowers, Republicans slammed the policy, calling it unfair and costly.news.yahoo.com
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asked if he has any reaction to Trump calling his wife Elaine Chao “crazy”: “No.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked if he has any reaction to Trump calling his wife Elaine Chao “crazy”: “No.” Reporter: Senator McConnell, do you have any reaction to what former President Trump said about your wife over the weekend? Elaine Chao served on Former President Donald Trump’s cabinet as the 18th United States Secretary of Transportation.news.yahoo.com
Bad boy Republicans
On July 29, the letter “Writer critiqued” by Joel Ramirez of Edinburg asks me to explain my list of bad boy Republicans; well, here you go. Matt Gaetz is under investigation for child sex trafficking, when he took a 17-year-old girl on vacation across state lines. Jim Jordan is accused of knowing, and doing nothing, about the serial sexual assaults of students at OhioStateUniversity. He would not let President Obama’s Supreme Court pick go to a vote, because it was an election year. Paul Gosar: Made a video of killing U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and swinging swords at President Biden.myrgv.com
New polls show Democrats could 'win' the 2022 midterms. Should you believe them?
After months of missteps, mishaps and misfortune, President Biden and his fellow Democrats are finally enjoying a run of good news. But will it be enough to prevent the sort of electoral bloodbath that a president’s party usually suffers in the midterms?news.yahoo.com
McConnell gets win on Trump in NATO vote
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) clinched a victory on Wednesday when the Senate — including 48 of the chamber’s 50 Republicans — voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO. The resolution, which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 95-1 vote, was a top priority for the Republican leader, who wanted to send a signal…news.yahoo.com
In wake of floods, typical barbs at Kentucky political event
While Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was consoling families displaced by historic flooding in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Republicans at the state’s premier political event on the other side of the state were campaigning to oust him from office in 2023.