Tag: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Alabama Senate Race: It’s Trump vs. Trumpland

President Donald Trump’s political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He’s campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own most ardent supporters, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., speaks with reporters as he leaves the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday morning, Sept. 7, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Rep. Mo Brooks on Bannon: ‘Washington Swamp Have Taken Control of the White House’

Rep. Mo Brooks (R., Ala.) — who finished third in last week’s Senate vote between establishment favorite Sen. Luther Strange (R., Ala.) and conservative firebrand and former state Supreme Court justice Roy Moore — said Steve Bannon’s West Wing departure and President Trump’s endorsement of Sen. Strange is a sign that the establishment swamp has seized control of the White House.

Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell

Five Pro-Second Amendment Moves McConnell and Ryan Could be Making

When the House and Senate both voted to repeal the Social Security gun ban in February, Americans got the impression that we finally had legislators who were going to be proactive on the Second Amendment, who would seize the opportunity of having a pro-gun president, and pass bill after bill to bolster the exercise of Second Amendment rights. But alas, everything stalled as both the House and Senate appear to have largely embraced a return to status quo on gun rights.

Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing for Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (UN) nominee for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, not pictured, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Haley, the first woman elected governor of South Carolina, also will face the challenge of winning over skeptical global diplomats stunned by the president-elects rapport with Moscow, open questioning of the One-China policy, doubts about climate change and antagonism toward historic security alliances. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rubio on Trump Drama: ‘People Got What They Voted For’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Marco Rubio  (R-FL) commented on the multiple news stories over the Russia probes and firing of FBI Director James Comey, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called “drama.” “People got what they

McConnell: I Recommended Merrick Garland for FBI Director

Tuesday on Bloomberg, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he recommended chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Merrick Garland to President Donald Trump to replace James Comey as FBI Director. McConnell said, “I have spoken with

Survey: President Trump More Popular than Congress

Despite continuous stories in the media reporting that President Donald Trump has the lowest favorable rating in his first 100 days of any president in modern history, Congress’s approval is worse. A new Gallup poll shows Trump’s favorable rating stands