McConnell brackets for the new Bannon fights 2018

Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s feud with Steve Bannon is likely to extend to 2018.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is not shy when the extraction of raw materials from the home.

As McConnell his year-end press conference at the Capitol, a Reporter asked the Kentucky Republican recommend a holiday season bourbon from the Bluegrass State.

“It’s all really good,” said McConnell. “It makes the holiday so much better.”

McConnell knows to enjoy the time between now and January with a SIP of Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey or Woodford Reserve. Because as hard as 2017, 2018, could prove more of a challenge.


McConnell: America is about to start to grow again

When the Senate convenes Jan. 3, McConnell is the majority of slips from 52 Republicans, only 51. One of the Senate’s first acts will be to swear-in sen-elect, Doug Jones, D-Ala., who won the Alabama Senate special election over Republican nominee Roy Moore.

The Alabama Senate race gnaws at McConnell, who saw this act in the year 2010 and 2012. At the time, Republican Senate candidates nominated so extreme, you could not the election to the Bundestag to survive. The elections, the road is littered with the likes of Delaware, Christine O’donnell, Nevada’s Sharron Angle, Indiana’s Richard Mourdock and Missouri’s Todd Akin. Democrats defeated each of these GOP Senate candidates.

McConnell frets history could repeat itself in 2018 and is determined not to ensure.

“People who make a profit policy and other go into something else,” said McConnell. “We will support people who can win.”

‘We will support people who can win.’

– Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., not yet officially announced their candidacy to succeed retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. But McSally house told a lot of colleagues that she intends to run. McConnell touted McSally as a candidate that he liked. But the former trump adviser Steve Bannon back former Arizona state senator Kelli Ward for the nomination.

The elections winds are now supported for the Democrats. They hold a 13-point lead over Republicans on the General ballot. With the GOP majority narrowing, Arizona, a seat Republicans believe they must win, with Flake retirement and health Ariz questions about sen. John McCain, R -.

McConnell, holding in particular contempt for BANNERT, after Roy Moore secured over Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama.

“The political genius is on display,” snorted McConnell above Bannon ‘ s advocacy work for the Moore. “Throw away a seat in the reddest state in America is hard to ignore.”

McConnell says that Republicans worked hard to “model change”, in order to ensure that the GOP nomination of the candidates could survive the elections in 2014 and 2016. But he fears that he could be the Republican to go back.

Roy Moore ‘ s loss was said to Mitch McConnell told-ya-so.


The mid-term elections will not be the only test faced McConnell and his congressional colleagues. The legislature abandoned Washington in front of rings with a variety of stubborn “must-do” items, all of the tire occurs as soon as the Congress again in January.

Shortly before the holidays, Congress funded the operations of the government through Jan. 19. The Senate holds its next regular meeting on Jan. 3. Important floor traffic is missing, the house suspended its official start until Jan. 8. That leaves a scant 11 calendar days for the legislature to problems they could not solve, in December. Washington-a showdown over the state, a renewal of the health care costs system-sharing reductions (CSR) for the poor, disaster relief, a solution for IF and reauthorization of the controversial domestic surveillance threatens program known as FISA. We have not even the threat of a mentioned need for the hike over the debt limit sometime before the end of the winter.

Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., Wonder what the legislators are expected to work around as you try, another government shutdown threat.

“It is drama. There is chaos going. You will scream and shout. And then we are going to stop the shutdown. But that’s exactly what happens, unfortunately. It should not be so,” said Dent.

The liberals summoned the Democratic congressional leaders to force the Republicans to either Fund the government on their own – or to Democrats for help. Activists are lobbying Democrats to withhold their vote in order to Fund the government, unless they extracted a price: a permanent DACA fix.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and house Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ultimately, do not insist on a scramble on DACA in December. This was a tactical decision. Pelosi knew that GOP leaders would not attach IF fix on the stopgap plan, Congress approved shortly before the holidays. But the California Democrat also knew she had to play to their base. That’s why Pelosi spent more than two hours, and you will testify before the House Rules Committee last Thursday morning to plead your case on DACA.

A coalition of Republicans, is also at the insistence of the legislature to address DACA sooner rather than later. Pelosi and Schumer don’t know, DACA is gone. So Mitch McConnell. That is, to devote why the GOP leader plans “, the bottom of the time” to the issue in January.

McConnell, he observed and wanted reforms to “chain migration” and improvements of the current immigration system.

“I’m pretty supportive of legal immigration,” said McConnell. “The Secretary of transportation not came here at the age of eight years a word of English to speak.”

This is a reference to his wife, Elaine Chao, born in Taiwan.

You can understand why McConnell was more than ready to dig in Washington a few days ago with a huge legislative bottleneck. McConnell moved, what he boots his “travel clothes” (a red sweater and a pair of beige Gore-Tex, lace up, hiking), bound for Louisville, Ky., his “favorite place in the world.”

As McConnell deceased Capitol Hill, he said, members of Congress, corps press he would not miss you, you “for at least ten days.”

It is not difficult to understand why.

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