Washington, DC (Avenposten): Republican leader Mitch McConnell has announced twice in the space of a few weeks. It is causing turmoil, not least in the White House.
The short version
- Twice in a few weeks, Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has toughened up in public. He is causing unrest in his party and in the White House.
- The 81-year-old is an important ally of the White House and supports US aid to Ukraine in the war against Russia.
- McConnell also has a long-standing friendship with President Joe Biden and is considered a counterweight to Trump fans in the Republican Party.
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news analysisOn Wednesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell, 81, was in his home state of Kentucky. He was visiting a local chamber of commerce when asked about the possibility of him being re-elected in 2026.
That’s when it hardens. He replied, “It is…” and stopped there. The assistants arrived and he did not reach the hooks until half a minute later. This is the second time something like this has happened in a short time. The incident could have serious consequences for the United States.
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