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McConnell Rebukes Trump Over Syria Pullout

“I urge the President to exercise American leadership to keep together our multinational coalition to defeat ISIS and prevent significant conflict between our NATO ally Turkey and our local Syrian counterterrorism partners. Major new conflict between Turkey and our partners in Syria would seriously risk damaging Turkey’s ties to the United States and causing greater isolation for Turkey on the world stage.”

— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly rebuking President Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria, the Washington Post reports.

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McConnell Doesn’t Like New Nickname

“You know, I can laugh about things like the ‘Grim Reaper,’ but calling me Moscow Mitch is over the top.”

— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by The Hill, admitting that he’s annoyed by his new nickname.

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Elaine Chao Directed $78 Million in Projects to Kentucky to Help Her Husband Get Re-Elected

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“The Transportation Department under Secretary Elaine Chao designated a special liaison to help with grant applications and other priorities from her husband Mitch McConnell’s state of Kentucky, paving the way for grants totaling at least $78 million for favored projects as McConnell prepared to campaign for reelection,” Politico reports.

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Mitch McConnell’s Evil Deeds Cannot Be Undone

“Everything else changes. What can’t be undone is a lifetime appointment… That’s the most important thing we’ve done in the country, which cannot be undone.”

— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by the Washington Post, on confirming conservative judges.

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Mitch McConnell’s ‘Very Expensive Lunch Club’

“Three times a week the Senate Republicans meet for lunch… And occasionally they walk into that chamber and take a vote or two or three on judges. That is the sum total of the Senate’s work today. Mitch McConnell has effectively turned the United States Senate into a very expensive lunch club.”

— Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), quoted by The Hill.

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McConnell the Least Popular U.S. Senator

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With an approval rating of 33 percent nationally and a disapproval rating of 52 percent in his home state of Kentucky, Sen Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is the nation’s least popular senator, according to a Morning Consult poll. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the most popular with a 63 percent approval rating.”

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Senators Get One-Week Recess Instead of Four

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “told lawmakers that the Senate will recess for one week instead of four to work on nominations and legislation,” the Washington Post reports.

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McConnell Predicts No Government Shutdown

“Look, there’s not going to be a government shutdown. It’s just not going to happen.”

— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by The Hill, noting he “can’t imagine” Democrats “want to shut down the government over an issue that’s not an emergency.”

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GOP Senators Ask McConnell to make Senate Go 24/7

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Nine Republican senators have signed a letter to Mitch McConnell calling on him to “turn the Senate on full time, 24/7, to advance the president’s agenda,” Axios reports. The senators write that “perversion of Senate rules” by Democrats, “designed to imperil” President Trump’s agenda, necessitates the step.

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McConnell’s Approval Rating in Kentucky Lower than Trump’s Nationally

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A new Public Policy Polling survey finds 74% of Kentuckians disapprove of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) job performance, while only 18% approve. Furthermore, just 27% of state residents approved of the Republican health care bill which went down to defeat.