Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell
Stories About

Mitch McConnell

As House Democrats Reject Trump Proposal, Senate GOP Embraces It

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/686980867/686980868" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Protesters march through Midtown Manhattan on Monday as they rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Is 8 Enough? The Consequences Of The Supreme Court Starting 1 Justice Short

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/653492150/653511306" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

News crews set up in front of the Supreme Court early Monday morning in Washington, D.C. President Trump is expected to announce his choice for Supreme Court justice Monday evening. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

toggle caption
J. David Ake/AP

Brett Kavanaugh (left) speaks in 2006, when he was a nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. With him is then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley confers with ranking member Dianne Feinstein at a committee hearing on April 19. The committee has approved legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Bill To Protect Mueller Investigation Approved By Senate Judiciary Committee

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/606017451/606153484" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., senators are beginning debate on immigration legislation on Monday. It's anyone's guess what the outcome will be. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Trump and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell talk to reporters in the Rose Garden following a lunch meeting at the White House in October to combat rumors they have a strained relationship. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

On the domestic front in 2018, President Trump is expected to focus on immigration, infrastructure, welfare and health care. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump at a Senate GOP lunch with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (left), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday, where he talked with several holdouts on the tax bill about measures to bring them on board. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Susan Walsh/AP

Trump Visits Capitol Hill To Lobby For Tax Vote

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/567053587/567102951" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

President Trump meets with congressional leaders in the Oval Office at the White House on Sept. 6. The deadline to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling is coming up on Dec. 8. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, some of whom were teenagers at the time. He holds up a copy of his handbook, One Nation Under God. Wes Frazer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Wes Frazer/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., appears in 2009 with then-Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. McConnell suggested on Tuesday that Sessions run as a write-in candidate to keep former judge Roy Moore from winning his old seat. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ron Edmonds/AP

Ryan Clayton of Americans Take Action is corralled by police after he threw Russian flags at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump as they arrived for the Republican Senate Policy Luncheon at the Capitol. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on as Preisdent Trump speaks to reporters in the White House Rose Garden following a lunch meeting. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images