Archiv: Mitch McConnell


01.02.2019 - 13:49 [ New York Times ]

Senate Rebukes Trump Over Troop Withdrawals From Syria and Afghanistan

The 68-to-23 vote to cut off debate ensures that the amendment, written by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and backed by virtually every Senate Republican, will be added to a broader bipartisan Middle East policy bill expected to easily pass the Senate next week.

The vote was the second time in two months that a Republican-led Senate had rebuked Mr. Trump on foreign policy.

01.02.2019 - 13:32 [ CNN ]

In rebuke to Trump, Mitch McConnell unveils proposal urging troops stay in Syria, Afghanistan

(29.1.2019) Trump ordered a rapid withdrawal of troops from Syria on December 19, a move that was widely criticized by lawmakers from both parties.
Since that initial announcement, Trump earlier this month extended his original 30-day timeline to withdraw the troops to four months and told reporters, „I never said we’re doing it quickly, but we’re decimating ISIS.“

22.01.2019 - 19:12 [ Kyle Griffin, MSNBC's @TheLastWord / Twitter ]

Tim Kaine: „Democrats are not for the shutdown. Who said he would shut down the government? The president. Who said he would be proud of it? The president … Democrats are tying to get a vote to reopen government. Who’s blocking it? The Republican Senate Majority Leader.“ @MSNBC

12.01.2019 - 14:45 [ Joy Reid ‏/ Twitter ]

To be clear, @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell has all the power he needs under the U.S. Constitution to let the Senate vote to end the government shutdown. The House bills would undoubtedly pass. He’s simply refusing to do so without Donald Trump’s permission. That’s extraordinary.

12.01.2019 - 14:32 [ CNN ]

As shutdown drags on, McConnell heads home to Kentucky, leaving Democrats angry

McConnell, who has been brutalized by Democrats for blocking votes to reopen the government, skipped his customary remarks as the Senate gaveled in, when he might have defended his decision not to allow votes until a broad deal is reached between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over border wall funding.

11.01.2019 - 22:24 [ Salon.com ]

Mitch McConnell has the power to shut down the shutdown: So why isn’t he?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, if he wanted to, could probably end this shutdown easily. Instead, he’s actively backing Trump’s tantrum. On Thursday, McConnell refused even to bring a bill to the Senate floor that could reopen the government, holding to the line that he doesn’t want to pass something Trump will veto.