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McConnell to step down as Senate Republican leader in November after record run in the job

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By MICHAEL TACKETT

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That pretty much confirms he realizes Trump is coming back too.

Thanks for all the judges, Mitch, but see ya.

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Don’t like Mitch, glad to see him go, but I do praise him for helping to keep Garland off the highest bench and that he helped appoint hundreds of lower appellate judges as well as 3 Supreme Court Conservative justices to the bench, so for that I am very thankful to the Senator.

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Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November.

An enemy of humanity, and useless parasite on the public weal steps down.

I challenge anyone to cite a positive from the reign of this creature.

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I challenge anyone to cite a positive from the reign of this creature.

While I agree, his replacement will likely be even worse. Being a legislative leader requires the ability to compromise and make deals to get things done. Those are qualities missing from much of the Republican establishment today. The next Republican Senate leader may more resemble the my-way-or-the-highway qualities of the Freedumb Caucsucus than that of traditional US Senate leadership.

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At least he could count, but he did double-cross the Dems on multiple occasions.

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At least he could count, but he did double-cross the Dems on multiple occasions.

Yes, makes sense, because he is the opposition party, why would he go along with a party that doesn't have his constituents, values morals, or ethics in mind?

While I agree, his replacement will likely be even worse.

I doubt it, I think it will be way better and more in lockstep with the thinking of people of today.

Being a legislative leader requires the ability to compromise and make deals to get things done. Those are qualities missing from much of the Republican establishment today.

The Democrat party as well.

The next Republican Senate leader may more resemble the my-way-or-the-highway qualities of the Freedumb Caucsucus than that of traditional US Senate leadership.

And that is actually a very good thing to go back to American, traditional first values.

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At least Mitch called the 2020 elections free of fraud and Trump was the loser. He also blamed Trump for Jan 6.

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At least Mitch called the 2020 elections free of fraud and Trump was the loser

Yes, but it is sad that the Republican Party has reached a stage where you praise one of them for not subscribing to baseless conspiracy trash, but that’s where they are.

It’s like praising a firefighter for not committing arson.

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Yes, but it is sad that the Republican Party has reached a stage where you praise one of them for not subscribing to baseless conspiracy trash,

Liberals are the very last people on the planet to accuse anyone of supporting conspiracy theories when they themselves cling to it like a calf to its mothers milk.

but that’s where they are. 

It would seem so.

It’s like praising a firefighter for not committing arson.

Well, the people are fed up and tired with establishment republicans, Mitch’s time has come and gone, this is not 1984 where both parties were very different in thinking and ideology. The Democrats of today are not the blue collar supporting the working downtrodden man, that has flipped.

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At least Mitch called the 2020 elections free of fraud and Trump was the loser.

Well, no one listens to Mitch anyways, so that page is turned he totally understood

He also blamed Trump for Jan 6.

I see.

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Things are setting up nicely for the inevitable Trump return.

no McCarthy, or (Romney) McDaniel or McConnell plus lots of other RINOs heading for the exits. See ya!

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Mitch was helpful with the judges and all. but he went out all weak and glitching, hoping Dems could save him from the wrath of Trump.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4495764-house-freedom-caucus-mocks-mcconnell-as-d-ukraine-after-retirement-news/

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no McCarthy, or (Romney) McDaniel or McConnell plus lots of other RINOs heading for the exits. See ya!

And that is a very, very good thing.

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Mitch was a sell out from the time he stopped fighting Trump's constant lies. More proof we need age limits (65 or 70?) on all Federal offices - and a law that prevents convicted felons from holding any office, state or federal.

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McConnell is going to be replaced with even more of a loony toon and MAGAs will drag the country even more down into defeat.

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bass4funkFeb. 29 03:07 pm JST

Yes, but it is sad that the Republican Party has reached a stage where you praise one of them for not subscribing to baseless conspiracy trash,

Liberals are the very last people on the planet to accuse anyone of supporting conspiracy theories when they themselves cling to it like a calf to its mothers milk.

And what, pray tell, are the liberal conspiracies?

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And what, pray tell, are the liberal conspiracies?

From Russia collusion delusion, to the insurrection, Nazi, rape just to scratch the surface.

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Every American not having already compromised their principles knew what this meant.

Yeah, that’s why they shrugged it off.

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