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Mitch McConnell will step down as Senate Republican leader in November

Feb 28, 2024 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    58% Very Conservative

  • Reliability

    65% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    96% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal


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26% Positive

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

68% : "As I have been thinking about when I would deliver some news to the Senate, I always imagined a moment when I had total clarity and peace about the sunset of my work," McConnell said in his prepared remarks.
66% : "It has been my life.
55% : Other members of the Republican Senate leadership have endorsed Trump.
51% : "McConnell endorsed Reagan's view of America's role in the world and the senator has persisted in face of opposition, including from Trump, that Congress should include a foreign assistance package that includes $60 billion for Ukraine.
45% : Rather than fade from prominence after the Capitol riot, Trump continued to assert his control over the party, and finds himself on a clear glidepath to the Republican nomination.
39% : "The senator had been under increasing pressure from the restive, and at times hostile wing of his party that has aligned firmly with Trump.
33% : "Trump has pulled the party hard to the ideological right, questioning longtime military alliances such as NATO, international trade agreements and pushing for a severe crackdown on immigration, all the while clinging to the falsehood that the election was stolen from him in 2020.
31% : Their relationship has essentially been over since Trump refused to accept the results of the Electoral College.
30% : But there was also friction from the start, with Trump frequently sniping at the senator.
29% : McConnell assigned blame and responsibility to Trump and said that he should be held to account through the criminal justice system for his actions.
24% : McConnell and Trump had worked together in Trump's first term, remaking the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary in a far more conservative image, and on tax legislation.
19% : McConnell did not, arguing that since Trump was no longer in office, he could not be subject to impeachment.
11% : McConnell to Scripps News: We're not going to shut the government downMcConnell's critics insist he could have done more, including voting to convict Trump during his second impeachment trial.

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