US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is under attack AGAIN by ‘his party’ leader….
US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has a double digit (20 points+) lead in the home polls to keep his job….
He’s just helped ‘his party’ leader get SEVERAL Major pieces of legislation approved….
And it looks increasingly like Schumer’s party will keep their Majorityand maybe increase it…..
Mr. Schumer said it was stamina, not bare knuckles, that had been the main requirement.
“This is the hardest job I’ve ever had, with a 50-50 Senate, a big agenda and intransigent Republicans,” Mr. Schumer said. He cited a persistence instilled in him by his father, who ran an exterminating company and died last year, as a motivating factor. “Keep at it, keep at it. Look at all the pitfalls we have faced to get this done.”
The swing on Capitol Hill was palpable as Democrats allowed themselves to hope that their legislative victories, coupled with a national abortion fight they felt was jolting the political landscape in their favor, might keep them in control of the Senate. And for once, they thought they had outfoxed Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the minority leader, who has a history of successfully confounding the Democrats.
“The mood is exuberant, expectant and really ecstatic with the progress we’ve made over the past weeks,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut.
Mr. Schumer notched the wins without deep involvement from the White House. President Biden, who had campaigned for the presidency citing his deep experience cutting bipartisan deals in the Senate, ceded to him much of the responsibility for nailing down the details. The final negotiations with Mr. Manchin proceeded one on one in near-total secrecy.
Republicans licked their wounds as they watched the Schumer-led Democrats push through legislation the G.O.P. was powerless to stop under special budgetary rules….
Former President Donald Trump’s long-standing feud with Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell turned personal this week, with Trump flinging insults at both McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chao.
However, when asked about Trump’s insults, McConnell said he had no response to them.
In several Truth Social posts this week, Trump fired shots at both McConnell and Chao, who was Trump’s Transportation Secretary and the first Trump Cabinet member to resign following the Capitol riot. Earlier this month, CNN reported, citing anonymous sources, that Chao had spoken to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riot.
In a post on Saturday, Trump called McConnell a “broken down hack politician,” claiming without substantiation that he should spend “less time helping his crazy wife and family get rich on China.”
Trump on Wednesday hit out at McConnell and Chao again, posting an article on Truth Social with the caption: “Trump Is Right. Mitch McConnell And Elaine Chao Spent Decades Getting Rich On China.”
The former president then insulted both Chao and McConnell in a lengthy statement that called for McConnell to be replaced as Senate GOP leader. “The Democrats have Mitch McConnell and his lovely wife, Elaine “Coco” Chao, over a barrel,” Trump wrote on Truth Social, alleging without substantiation that Chao and McConnell were being blackmailed into doing the Democratic Party’s bidding….