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Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Defend Liz Cheney from Republican Critics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) did not defend Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) when asked about the House Republican Leadership’s efforts to oust the Wyoming Republican from her role as House Republican Conference chairwoman in the wake of her sharp criticism of former President Donald Trump. 

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., greets Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as they wait for the start of President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021. (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP) (Photo …

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Push to Ban 1619 Project from Being Taught in Schools ‘Is Fundamentally a Free Speech Issue’

Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” New York Times writer and “1619 Project” creator Nikole Hannah-Jones sounded off on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leading a group of senators in calling on the Biden administration to withdraw the “1619 Project” from federal grant programs. McConnell in a letter described the curriculum as “politicized” and “divisive.”

Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times.

Clyburn: Schools Will Produce ‘Ignorant People’ if They Listen to McConnell’s Push Against 1619 Project

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Weekends with Alex Witt,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) reacted to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) letter to the Department of Education criticizing the 1619 Project and other curriculum items by saying that if schools “were to follow his lead, they’ll be turning out a lot of ignorant people.”