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McConnell Questions Trump’s Fitness for the Presidency – Again
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McConnell Questions Trump’s Fitness for the Presidency – Again

For the second week in a row, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell had to start out his Tuesday press appearance by dressing down his party's former president and de facto front-runner for the 2024 nomination."First, let me just say that anyone seeking the presidency who thinks that the Constitution should somehow be suspended or not followed seems to me would have a very hard time being sworn in as the president of the U.S.," McConnell told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday, clearly exasperated at having to formally condemn Trump's remarks when he really wanted to talk about the GOP agenda on the Hill.This week, it was a proactive response to expected questions about Trump's endorsement of throwing out the Constitution – the document he swore to uphold when he was sworn in as pre...
McConnell: Anyone Who Meets with Antisemites ‘Highly Unlikely’ to be Elected President | National News
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McConnell: Anyone Who Meets with Antisemites ‘Highly Unlikely’ to be Elected President | National News

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday issued thinly veiled criticism of former President Donald Trump for a dinner the former president had last week with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West who has repeatedly espoused antisemitic views, and Nick Fuentes, who has been described by the Justice Department as a white supremacist.“First, let me just say that there is no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism or white supremacy. And anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view, in my judgment, are highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States,” McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said during his weekly press conference.On the other side of the Capitol, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican who is making a bid for sp...