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Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

The single greatest threat to the global economy couldn’t be clearer right now, and Congress is headed straight for it

Opinion | If the US under funds coronavirus stimulus it will hurt the world economy, and Americans will be less willing to continue social distancing.
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate voted to acquit U.S. President Trump of both charges in his Senate impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2020.

The GOP handled Trump’s impeachment with ruthlessness and left the Democrats with almost nothing to show for it

President Donald Trump was acquitted on two articles of impeachment on Wednesday. He owes that victory to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell.
Mitch McConnell.

Republicans took a victory lap after Trump’s impeachment acquittal, trolling Democrats with videos

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy shared a video of himself tearing up a piece of paper and saying "Acquitted for life" with a smile.

Republicans called Trump’s impeachment trial is a ‘sham.’ And they made it that way before it even began.

Trump's impeachment trial was more a loyalty test for Senate Republicans than a thoughtful examination of the allegations against him.

In an unprecedented move, the Senate voted against calling witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial

Before the vote, there had been a heated debate among senators on whether to call witnesses, making it perhaps the most divisive issue of the trial.
Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski beside President Donald Trump.

Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski get cover to vote for witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial, but Murkowski will vote no anyways

Democrats need four GOP votes to reach a 51-vote majority and pass the motion, but just three Republicans appear ready to vote with them on the issue.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) arrive to speak with reporters following the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. November 14, 2017.

Mitch McConnell just said he might not have the Republican votes to block witnesses from testifying in Trump’s impeachment trial

McConnell reportedly compiled a list of "yes," "no," and "maybe" votes but didn't show the count to his fellow senators.

Senators reportedly wore Apple Watches to the impeachment trial, seemingly violating the electronics ban

The senators, plus one aide, were reportedly wearing smart watches that could be used to text and make calls.
Professor Alan Dershowitz listens to U.S. President Donald Trump speak during a Hanukkah Reception in the East Room of the White House on December 11, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Mitch McConnell pulled a ‘Machiavellian’ move to swing Trump’s impeachment trial in his favor

Constitutional scholars told Insider McConnell's maneuver was "cynically Machiavellian" and a "hyperpartisan" manipulation of Senate norms.
National Security Advisor John Bolton (R) listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a meeting of his cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House February 12, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump’s impeachment team is so worried that John Bolton could sink his defense that it has drawn up plans to make him testify behind closed door...

New witnesses could be compelled to testify behind closed doors, and Bolton in a classified setting, according to the reports.