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Mitch McConnell complicates Trump’s Senate trial, although he supports it | The State

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Majority Leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell (Kentucky), told his colleagues that this chamber will not address any matter before January 19, unless the 100 senators agree to call a session.

Because of this, the impeachment against the president Donald trump that the House of Representatives would approve will not be able to be attended soon, although the Republican leader announced that he will agree to start the process, according to a report by The New York Times.

“The consent of all 100 senators would be required to conduct any kind of business during sessions … scheduled before January 19,” the memo reads. “Therefore, the trial in the Senate would begin after President Trump’s term expires, either one hour after its expiration on January 20 or 25 hours after its expiration on January 21.”.

This despite the minority leader, Charles schumer (New York), requested the convocation to advance with the process before the president leaves office.

According The Hill, that was established in a memorandum distributed last week.

It should be clarified that the Senate cannot convict President Trump once he leaves office, according to several constitutional experts.

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Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky home vandalized with ‘WERES MY MONEY’ spray painted on door

The Kentucky home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was vandalized just days after he refused to allow the upper chamber to vote on boosting stimulus checks to $2,000.

‘WERES MY MONEY’ was spray painted on the front door to McConnell’s home in the Highlands section of Louisville on Saturday.

On the window adjacent to the front porch, graffiti is seen which says: ‘MITCH KILLS THE POOR.’

The vandalism was first reported by WDRB-TV. 

A spokesperson for Louisville Metro Police Department told DailyMail.com that the incident happened at around 5:00am on Saturday.

Police said there was minor damage of graffiti on a window and a door. So far, no suspects have been identified and investigators continue to pursue leads. 

The spray painted message was found more than 24 hours after vandals struck the $5million San Francisco home of the second most powerful member of Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Vandals spray painted ‘WERES MY MONEY’ on the front door of the Louisville, Kentucky, home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The above image is from Saturday

On the window adjacent to the front porch, graffiti is seen which says: ‘MITCH KILLS THE POOR’

On the window adjacent to the front porch, graffiti is seen which says: ‘MITCH KILLS THE POOR’

McConnell's home is located in the Highlands section of Louisville, Kentucky

McConnell’s home is located in the Highlands section of Louisville, Kentucky

McConnell on Saturday released a statement to the Louisville Courier Journal which read: 'Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society. My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook. We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too inconvenienced by this radical tantrum'

McConnell on Saturday released a statement to the Louisville Courier Journal which read: ‘Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society. My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook. We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too inconvenienced by this radical tantrum’ 

Pelosi’s home was vandalized in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day with a pig’s head surrounded in a pool of red paint, as well as a spray-painted message appearing to allude to the failed $2,000 stimulus checks.

Photos of the disturbing scene shared on social media by conservative filmmaker Maggie VandenBerghe on Friday showed the House Speaker’s white garage door defaced with black graffiti text reading: ‘$2k Cancel RENT! We want everything!’

McConnell on Saturday released a statement to the Louisville Courier Journal which read: ‘I’ve spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest. 

‘I appreciate every Kentuckian who has engaged in the democratic process whether they agree with me or not.

‘This is different.’

He continued: ‘Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society.

‘My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook. 

‘We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too inconvenienced by this radical tantrum.’  

According to TMZ, San Francisco Police had been called to the home on reports of vandalism at the property in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Officers arrived around 3am and documented the incident in a report, but it is unclear if there are any suspects. DailyMail.com has reached out to the San Francisco Police Department for comment.

VandenBerghe, a self-proclaimed patriot and independent journalist that has been featured on conservative news outlets in the past, accused police in her post of trying to cover up the incident after the city reportedly called in the vandalism. 

Nancy Pelosi ’s San Francisco home has been vandalized with red paint, a pigs head and a spray painted message about $2,000 checks, according to TMZ

Nancy Pelosi ‘s San Francisco home has been vandalized with red paint, a pigs head and a spray painted message about $2,000 checks, according to TMZ

Police sources told the outlet that cops were called out to reports of vandalism at the House Speaker's property in the early hours of New Year's Day. Her home as it normally looks above

Police sources told the outlet that cops were called out to reports of vandalism at the House Speaker’s property in the early hours of New Year’s Day. Her home as it normally looks above

‘City called to clean up at 3am & police attempting to stop photos of scene. Media SILENT,’ she tweeted. 

The San Francisco mansion is located in the city’s swanky Pacific Heights neighborhood and counts as one of Pelosi’s several residences in California. 

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house has an estimated worth of $5.4million, according to property records.

The home was also once the site of a small protest in September, when Pelosi came under fire for getting her hair styled at a local salon that had been closed under COVID-19 restrictions.

The Speaker of the House is yet to comment on the incident as of Friday evening.  

Pelosi has been calling for the second round of stimulus checks to be increased from $600 to $2,000 – an amount also proposed by Donald Trump.

But the efforts have so far fallen short with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday blocking the Democrats’ standalone bill to send the checks to Americans.   

McConnell told Pelosi the Senate won’t be ‘bullied’ into passing it, dashing hopes of the higher checks being sent out to Americans.  

San Francisco officers arrived on the scene around 3 a.m. and a police report was taken, TMZ said. Pelosi is seen above in Washington, DC, on Wednesday

San Francisco officers arrived on the scene around 3 a.m. and a police report was taken, TMZ said. Pelosi is seen above in Washington, DC, on Wednesday 

Pelosi had urged the Republican to allow the upper chamber to vote on the bill after it passed in the House through a bipartisan vote. 

‘The Democrats and Republicans in the House have passed that legislation. Who is holding up that distribution to the American people? Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans,’ she said Wednesday.

‘In blocking it, they are in denial of the hardship the American people are experiencing now, health wise, financially, and every way.’ 

But judging by the state of the garage door, some Americans are outraged with Pelosi over her efforts. 

This isn’t the first time the House Speaker’s home has been targeted. 

Back in September, a Youtuber appeared to defecate in the driveway of her home in a livestream video. 

In the footage, the man was seen walking through the streets of San Francisco in search of the Democrat’s home. 

Once he found her home, he set up a camera across the road and walked over to her driveway.   

Armando then saluted his viewers, pulled down his pants and proceeded to squat. 

After a few seconds, Armando stands to his feet and wipes his buttocks before walking away and leaving behind what appeared to be feces. 

‘That was for President Trump,’ Armando is heard telling his viewers.     

This isn't the first time the House Speaker's home has been targeted. Back in September, a Youtuber appeared to defecate in the driveway of her home in a livestream video

This isn’t the first time the House Speaker’s home has been targeted. Back in September, a Youtuber appeared to defecate in the driveway of her home in a livestream video 

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Mitch McConnell calls certifying Biden win his ‘most consequential vote ever’

Mitch McConnell told fellow Senate Republicans that his vote to certify Joe Biden’s election victory will be the ‘most consequential’ of his political career, a new report claims. 

The Majority Leader made the declaration in a conference call on Thursday morning, according to Axios, which spoke to one person who was on the call and two who were briefed on its contents.  

‘I’m finishing 36 years in the Senate and I’ve cast a lot of big votes,’ one source paraphrased McConnell as saying. ‘And in my view, just my view, this will be the most consequential I have ever cast.’

He referred to the vote as a ‘vote of conscience’, the source said, adding: ‘The context was McConnell saying we’re being asked to overturn the results after a guy didn’t get as many electoral votes and lost by 7 million popular votes.’ 

The call came one day after Missouri Sen Josh Hawley voiced his support for a Trump-backed plan to object to certifying the Electoral College votes on January 6.  

McConnell and two other senators reportedly asked Hawley to explain what he plans to do at the certification vote during the call, but Hawley was not present.  

Mitch McConnell told fellow Senate Republicans that his vote to certify Joe Biden’s election victory will be the ‘most consequential’ of his political career on Thursday

Hawley on Wednesday announced that he would file objections alongside a group of House Republicans when Vice President Mike Pence goes through the Electoral College vote tallies next week. 

The process is a ceremonial one – but objections have been made in the past. 

The change this year is that President Donald Trump, who has refused to concede the election to President-elect Biden, is backing the effort, which could hold up the announcement of the final results by hours, even days. 

The president has asked his supporters to come rally in Washington, DC, as he continues to tweet conspiracy theories about widespread voter fraud. 

McConnell’s latest comments about the vote are likely to further infuriate Trump, who has been clinging to hope that the election is not yet over.  

Missouri Sen Josh Hawley (pictured) on Wednesday voiced his support for a Trump-backed plan to object to certifying the Electoral College votes on January 6

Missouri Sen Josh Hawley (pictured) on Wednesday voiced his support for a Trump-backed plan to object to certifying the Electoral College votes on January 6

Trump’s chances at overturning the results took yet another hit on Thursday as the Department of Justice came out to condemn a Republican-led lawsuit that aimed to reverse Biden’s Electoral College win by asking a judge to declare that Pence has the ‘exclusive authority and sole discretion’ to decide which votes should be counted. 

Pence was named as a defendant in the case – led by Texas Rep Louis Gohmert and 11 Arizona Republicans – which the DOJ called a ‘walking legal contradiction’. 

Top DOJ officials asked a judge to reject the plaintiffs’ request for an emergency injunction that would empower Pence to ignore the Electoral College votes from battleground states that handed the race to Biden.  

McConnell's refusal to contest the Electoral College results has infuriated President Donald Trump (pictured arriving at the White House with Melania on Thursday)

McConnell’s refusal to contest the Electoral College results has infuriated President Donald Trump (pictured arriving at the White House with Melania on Thursday)

Beyond Hawley, only a handful of Republican senators had expressed interest in objecting to state results on January 6, but just one senator needs to object to trigger two hours of debate in the House and Senate and then a vote for each state the lawmakers say they have a problem with. 

A simple majority vote is needed to overrule an objection.  

McConnell asked GOP senators not to engage in this effort because every one of his senators would have to go on-record and either dispute a state’s result – or vote against Trump, which could have repercussions down the line in the form of Trump-backed primary challengers in 2022. 

McConnell has already congratulated Biden for winning the election, doing so the day the Electoral College cast votes. 

He’s been joined by other moderate Republican senators, making Hawley’s efforts to contest certain states’ results doomed.    

Republican Sen Ben Sasse threw his support behind McConnell on Wednesday as he called out ‘institutional arsonist members of Congress’ for signing on to the plot. 

‘When we talk in private, I haven’t heard a single Congressional Republican allege that the election results were fraudulent – not one,’ Sasse wrote in a long Facebook post. 

‘Instead, I hear them talk about their worries about how they will “look” to President Trump’s most ardent supporters.’  

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse wrote a Facebook essay explaining why he would not be taking part in the Trump-led plot to object to Electoral College vote tallies in January 6 and called out his colleagues, saying none of them believe vote was 'fraudulent' behind closed doors

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse wrote a Facebook essay explaining why he would not be taking part in the Trump-led plot to object to Electoral College vote tallies in January 6 and called out his colleagues, saying none of them believe vote was ‘fraudulent’ behind closed doors 

Sasse, who’s been one of the few Republican Trump critics on Capitol Hill, laid out the Trump campaign’s court cases in each state and then explained why some reported instances of fraud or disparities would not flip the results. 

‘I started with the courts for a reason. From where I sit, the single-most telling fact is that there a giant gulf between what President Trump and his allies say in public – for example, on social media, or at press conferences outside Philadelphia landscaping companies and adult bookstores – and what President Trump’s lawyers actually say in courts of law,’ Sasse wrote. 

Sasse points out that while there’s no legal penalty for misleading the public, there is one for deceiving judges. 

‘[T]he president’s lawyers know that – and thus they have repeated almost none of the claims of grand voter fraud that the campaign spokespeople are screaming at their most zealous supporters,’ Sasse said. 

‘So, here’s the heart of this whole thing: this isn’t really a legal strategy – it’s a fundraising strategy,’ he added. 

Sasse wrote about what he believed his colleagues’ motivations were too. 

‘Let’s be clear what is happening here: We have a bunch of ambitious politicians who think there’s a quick way to tap into the president’s populist base without doing any real, long-term damage,’ Sasse said. ‘But they’re wrong – and this issue is bigger than anyone’s personal ambitions.’ 

‘Adults don’t point a loaded gun at the heart of legitimate self-government,’ he continued. 

‘All the clever arguments and rhetorical gymnastics in the world won’t change the fact that this January 6th effort is designed to disenfranchise millions of Americans simply because they voted for someone in a different party.’ 

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Mitch McConnell refuses to vote for $ 2,000 aid for the third time, calling it “socialism for the rich” | The State

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.

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For the third time, the Majority Leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell (Kentucky), refused to put to a vote the increase in direct aid to families to $ 2,000 dollars, something that even qualified as “socialism for the rich”, leaving aside the fact that more than 14 million Americans have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Borrowing our grandchildren to do socialism for the rich is a terrible way to get help for families who really need it,” McConnell said.

He accused the Democratic leaders, the Speaker of the House, Nancy pelosi (California), and the Senate Minority Leader, Charles schumer, of wanting to send thousands of dollars “to people who don’t need help.”

“The Washington Democrats took President Trump’s suggestion and diverted it so that the checks would benefit even more high-income households.”, he accused.

President Donald trump, in fact, he has insisted on increasing the aid check from $ 600 to $ 2,000, a proposal to which the Democrats joined, with the senator Bernie sanders (Vermont) as one of the emphatic voices in approval.

In an effort to move that bill forward, Schumer even said Democrats would allow a vote on tech companies’ liability on Section 230, which protects internet platforms over user-created content.

“Just let us vote on the bill passed by the House, and we can vote on any right-wing conspiracy theory you want,” the Democrat said.

Sanders stepped up his stance against McConnell for not allowing a vote on the aid increase.

“(This) goes beyond the battles of the people of Vermont or Kentucky and, let me make it clear to the Majority Leader, that 10 of the 25 poorest counties in the United States of America are located in Kentucky.”Sanders said.

Three topics for debate

The New York senator accused Schumer of linking the president’s three issues, that is, overriding President Trump’s veto on the law of Defense funds, the Section 230 and the stimulus check.

“Let’s be very clear: there is one way, and only one, to approve the $ 2,000 checks before the end of the year. And that is passing the House bill. It’s the only way for the American people to get the checks they need and deserve, ”claimed Schumer.

Republicans in favor

Republicans are divided on the aid increase, but among those who support they are integrated Marco Rubio (Florida) and Lindsey graham (South Carolina).

Even the Republican senators Kelly loeffler and David perdue They expressed their support for the payment, amid the special election contest in Georgia that could cause Republicans to lose a majority.

The discussion in the Senate is expected to continue, as the vote to override President Trump’s veto could occur in the early morning of January 1 or in an extraordinary vote on Saturday.

On Sunday 3 the new Congress is installed and the following week the validity of the presidential election is scheduled.

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Mitch McConnell AGAIN shuts down Democratic effort to get $2,000 stimulus checks passed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell killed yet another Democratic effort to pass a stand alone bill that would increase stimulus checks to $2,000. 

In the opening minutes of the Senate’s New Year’s Eve session, McConnell objected after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to get a vote yet again. 

While President Donald Trump has pushed for the $2000 amount, McConnell characterized the checks as Congress giving ‘cash to high-earning households’ and said lawmakers needed to focus on ‘targeted relief’ to Americans suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

‘Experts from across the political spectrum agree that our colleague from Vermont is dead wrong on this,’ McConnell said, aiming the comments at Sen. Bernie Sanders. ‘Socialism for rich people is a terrible way to help the American families that are actually struggling.’ 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell crushed yet another Democratic effort to get a vote on a stand alone bill to increase COVID-19 stimulus checks to $2,000, something President Donald Trump and also progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders supports 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) again tried to get a vote on a stand alone $2,000 checks bill Thursday morning, while Sen. Bernie Sanders railed against comments made by McConnell, who likened the bill to ‘socialism for rich people’ 

That whipped up Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist. 

‘I am delighted to hear the majority leader talking about socialism for the rich … so let me talk about the socialism for the rich that the majority leader is enthusiastically supportive of,’ Sanders began. 

The Vermont independent who twice ran for the Democratic presidential nomination pointed a finger at the Trump-backed tax bill that passed Congress in December 2017.  

‘Under that bill Charles Koch, one of the very richest people in America, he has a net worth of $113 billion, that bill gave Mr. Koch a $1.4 billion tax break,’ Sanders said. ‘Majority leader that sounds to me like socialism for the rich. Ahhh!’ 

The $2,000 stand alone bill passed in the House starts cutting that amount for Americans who make more than $75,000.   

Sanders and a small group of progressive Senate Democrats had wanted to delay the vote to overrule Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act to push McConnell on the $2,000 issue, but they were overruled by members of their own party who voted Wednesday night to start that process.  

Schumer and also Vice President-elect Kamala Harris voted in favor of the motion to proceed.  

Now proponents of the $2,000 checks are looking ahead to the new Congress, which starts on January 3 at noon.   

During a Thursday morning appearance on ‘Fox & Friends,’ Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and top ally of Trump’s on Capitol Hill, said he supported the $2,000 checks measure and pushed McConnell to present a clean bill to the body after January 3. 

Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the handful of Republicans who supports the $2,000 checks, said Thursday morning he wanted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to present a clean bill in the next Congress, which begins January 3

Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the handful of Republicans who supports the $2,000 checks, said Thursday morning he wanted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to present a clean bill in the next Congress, which begins January 3 

President Donald Trump, photographed leaving West Palm Beach, Florida Thursday, has pushed for the $2,000 check amount. He's backed it using Twitter, but has done nothing yet to force McConnell's hand

President Donald Trump, photographed leaving West Palm Beach, Florida Thursday, has pushed for the $2,000 check amount. He’s backed it using Twitter, but has done nothing yet to force McConnell’s hand 

‘Here’s what I’d like – I’d like a stand-alone vote in the new Congress on the $2,000 check,’ Graham said. ‘We have seven Republicans who’ve already said they would vote for it. We need five more. I think if we had the vote, we would get there.’ 

The Senate will use the remainder of the session to deliver Trump his first veto loss. 

The president had long promised to veto the huge defense bill, first over the inclusion of a provision to rename military bases named for Confederate figures.  

More recently, Trump threatened to veto the large piece of legislation if Congress didn’t retool section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which the president argued gives ‘big tech’ companies like Facebook and Twitter too much legal protection. 

McConnell had offered on Tuesday a bill that included the $2,000 provision, but also killed off section 230, while also creating an election commission – two Trump demands. 

That bill was a poison pill for Democrats, though Schumer said Thursday he’d support voting on each of those proposals individually.  

Trump was headed back to Washington, D.C., Thursday after spending Christmas at his Mar-a-Lago resort. 

He tweeted ‘$2000 ASAP!’ Wednesday morning, but has since dedicated his Twitterfeed to complaints about the election. 

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Mitch McConnell Blocks Democrats’ Attempt to Approve $ 2,000 Per Person Check | The State

Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

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The leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell (Kentucky), blocked the minority leader’s proposal Charles schumer (New York), to approve the increase to $ 2,000 of the stimulus check to each American.

Although the Republican said that this issue will be addressed, he opposed the first attempt by Democrats to endorse the bill approved in the House of Representatives and supported by the president. Donald trump.

“There is a big difference between saying you support $ 2,000 checks and fighting to make it law.”Schumer said. “The House bill is the only way to deliver these stimulus packages before the end of the session. Will Republicans in the Senate oppose the House of Representatives, the Democratic majority in the Senate and the chairman of their own party to prevent these $ 2,000 checks from going forward?

McConnell responded to his opposition without giving reason.

The senator Bernie sanders (Vermont) also asked to pass the bill, but again the Republican leader objected.

McConnell said the stimulus payments plan would be considered, but alongside other demands by President Donald Trump, such as protections for tech companies.

“This week the Senate will begin a process to address these three priorities,” McConnell said.

In addition, the vote on President Trump’s veto of military funds is scheduled for this Wednesday, when the issue of the aid check could be a bargaining chip, as the Democrats advanced.

The senator Kirsten gillibrand (New York) also joined the approval of the aid increase and affirms that there are Republican senators who support the motion.

“Along with all Senate Democrats, several Republican senators support these emergency checks, which will provide a crucial lifeline for millions of American families,” he said. “Leader McConnell must end the obstruction and let the Senate vote to deliver this much-needed relief to American families.”

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Mitch McConnell also didn’t look good with Trump’s call for a $ 2,000 check | The State

The stimulus check issue separates President Donald Trump and the top Republican leader in Congress, Mitch McConnell.

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Senate Republican Majority Speaker Mitch McConnell, is another of those who has been shorn with the location of the outgoing president Donald trump for stimulus checks $ 2,000 minimums instead of $ 600.

McConnell, the most influential leader of the Republicans in that legislative body, was until last week one of the main obstacles to new direct payments for Americans affected by the pandemic.

For months, the senator insisted on a $ 500 billion project without stimulus checks.

Before the elections, when Trump said he was willing to approve a $ 1.8 trillion package, the divisions between the two leaders were already evident. McConnell did not lower his expectations for a package greater than $ 500 billion and no money transfers through a second round of payments.

But now the move by the outgoing president represents a new headache and more pressure for the senator, who finally gave in to the new economic package with stimulus checks of $ 600 plus $ 300 weekly unemployment benefits for Christmas.

Second-round impact in Georgia?

Not only does Trump’s appointment put McConnell between a rock and a hard place, but also the candidates for Senate reelection from Georgia, who will face their Democratic rivals in a runoff on January 5 to see which delegation will monopolize that. legislative body. Both Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue favor minor money transfers to Americans as part of a second round.

At the moment, McConnell has not spoken about the video shared by Trump on Twitter this Tuesday in which he labels the payments approved under the new economic rescue plan as “ridiculously low”.

Democrats willing to pass $ 2,000 check amendment… what about the Senate?

However, Democratic leaders have already called on McConnell to act in accordance with the request of his superior Trump.

Democrats opened the door for passage of an amendment this week to increase the minimum amount per stimulus check to $ 2,000. But even when the majority in the House gives way to the change, senators are also required to endorse the increase for it to be approved before it receives the president’s signature.

McConnell is not the only supporter of the Trump Administration affected in terms of public opinion by the call of the president, who refuses to sign the stimulus legislation passed in both legislative bodies until the required changes are included.

Secretary of the Treasury Department Steven Mnuchin it did not do well either with the public offering of the magnate. Basically, Mnuchin was invalidated to negotiate on behalf of the current Administration since the initial offer of the $ 600 from the White House was publicly launched by him. Although supposedly, Mnuchin speaks on behalf of the White House and its tenant; Yesterday, the president appeared to boycott the official’s efforts when he pushed for the $ 2,000 figure. At the moment, the Treasury chief has not commented on Trump’s recent proposal.

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Mitch McConnell’s Request to Approve New Stimulus Package Before Monday | The State

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walked the halls of the US Capitol this Saturday.

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For a new stimulus package to be approved before Monday after the additional deadline until Sunday that leaders of the US Congress provisionally agreed, the parties must come to a successful conclusion this Saturday.

However, the above is not assured, judging by the most recent reports from media such as CNN and The Hill.

Discussion could extend into next week

Senate Majority Whip, John Thune, warned that efforts to reach a final agreement could be extended until Monday, despite the fact that the deadline approved by congressmen to keep the government open for two additional days expires tomorrow.

“I am still somewhat hopeful that we can mount this if the House moves fast, we have it, and we do it tomorrow night, but I would say that it is also very possible that it will move to Monday,” the Republican told CNN.

According to the report from the television network, the goal of the legislators is to reach an agreement sometime this Saturday so that the House Rules Committee can meet on Sunday morning and have the legislation ready to go to a vote in the plenary session between Sunday afternoon and evening. The endorsement of the 100 senators is needed to schedule the vote for Sunday.

Senate Majority Speaker Mitch McConnell, also anticipated the possibility of the discussion extending beyond Sunday.

“Cooperation” and “focus,” asks McConnell

“We need cooperation and focus from all parties. There is a kind of gravitational pull here in Congress where, unless we are careful, any major negotiation can easily slip into an endless catalog of disagreements. Let’s not lower our guard against that, ”McConnell said in a statement from the Senate floor today quoted by The Hill.

In McConnell’s view, the most recent conversations with his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, have passed in a “spirit of good faith.”

The highest-ranking Republican in the Senate added: “Americans don’t feed their families or pay their bills with bona fide discussions in Congress. They need us to act. We need to conclude the talks, present a draft of legislation and land this plane. “

Conciliatory position from today to tomorrow

Paradoxically, McConnell is one of the Republicans who showed the most resistance in the past few months to pass a stimulus package of more than $ 500,000 million with stimulus checks.

However, he changed his position in recent days to close ranks after the bipartisan project that is being evaluated in Congress, valued at about $ 900,000 million dollars, which includes minimum direct payments of $ 600 dollars, an extension of $ 300 per week for unemployment and money for distribution of vaccines against COVID-19, among other provisions.

The challenge of reaching a final agreement in the remainder of the day is even more complicated given the short period of time available as a result of the provisional extension to the spending law until tomorrow.

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Kamala Harris thanks Mitch McConnell for finally accepting Joe Biden win

Kamala Harris thanked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for finally accepting her and Joe Biden’s victory but said she wished he would have done it sooner as she urged other Republicans to follow his lead in the wake of Monday’s Electoral College vote.

McConnell called Biden to congratulate him on Tuesday morning after having stayed silent on the election results for six weeks since the polls closed. 

‘I applaud Mitch McConnell for talking to Joe Biden today,’ Harris told ABC News hours later.  

‘I think it’s critically important that the leaders of our government, especially those who are elected to the highest offices, that we dedicate ourselves to a peaceful transition of power, and to an adherence to, and a respect for, the Constitution of the United States and our electoral system.

‘We literally take an oath, each one of us, when we take these offices to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.’ 

The vice president-elect’s words stood in stark contrast to the attacks McConnell has received from members of his own party who’ve accused him of betraying the GOP. 

President Donald Trump and his allies have maintained that the race is not over as they continue cries of voter fraud in numerous lawsuits in battleground states.  

Kamala Harris praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for accepting her and Joe Biden’s victory and urged other Republicans to do the same in an ABC News interview Tuesday

‘The Electoral College has spoken,’ McConnell told reporters on Tuesday morning, before adding he wanted to congratulate Biden.  

He also lauded that the country would have its first ever female vice president in Harris.

‘I also want to congratulate the vice president-elect – our colleague from California, Senator Harris,’ he said. 

‘Beyond our differences, all Americans can take pride in that our nation has a female vice president-elect for the very first time.’ 

Harris said she wished McConnell had accepted the results of the race earlier – after it was called for the Democratic ticket by the media on November 7 – but that she won’t hold a grudge.  

‘It would have been better if it were earlier but it happened, and that’s what’s most important. Let’s move forward,’ she said. 

‘Where we can find common purpose and common ground, let’s do that. Let that be our priority. As opposed to finding out where we disagree, let’s actually focus on where we might agree, and then get some work done.’ 

'The Electoral College has spoken,' McConnell told reporters on Tuesday morning, adding that he wanted to congratulate Biden and Harris on their win

‘The Electoral College has spoken,’ McConnell told reporters on Tuesday morning, adding that he wanted to congratulate Biden and Harris on their win

Biden also reacted positively to his call with McConnell, saying that they made plans to meet in person in the next few days.  

‘While we disagree on a lot of things, there are things we can work together on,’ the president-elect told reporters before heading to Georgia to campaign for two Democratic senators whose run-off election could make or break his policy agenda.  

McConnell’s acknowledgment signaled that Congress would not attempt to overturn the election results when the electoral votes are sent to lawmakers to be officially counted on January 6 – a move that has been demanded by Trump. 

'While we disagree on a lot of things, there are things we can work together on,' Biden said of his call with McConnell

‘While we disagree on a lot of things, there are things we can work together on,’ Biden said of his call with McConnell

The Kentucky senator urged members of his caucus not to join colleagues in the House in challenging votes in a call on Tuesday, warning that the last-ditch effort to overturn the results would split the party and ultimately fail. 

He said it would be a ‘terrible vote’ for Republicans because they would have to slash the attempt down, which would end up making them look anti-Trump, according to Politico.  

McConnell’s comment to his party came as Alabama Representative Mo Brooks plows forward with his promise to formally challenge the Electoral College outcome in the House, joined by Georgia Representative-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene.  

The duo, however, would need at least one senator to jump on board with them to launch deliberations into the Electoral College votes. 

Brooks has acknowledged that the vote would likely be more of a symbolic protest that an legitimate avenue to overturn the results.

Greene, who is known for subscribing to some QAnon conspiracies, was among a number of MAGA supporters who blasted McConnell for acknowledging Biden’s win. 

‘Every “Republican” that isn’t fighting for @realDonaldTrump’s 2020 landslide victory is supporting the Chinese Communist Party takeover of America,’ she tweeted Tuesday.  

Trump campaign attorney Lin Wood went even further, calling McConnell a ‘traitor’ and vowing: ‘His day of judgment is coming.’

McConnell ‘is NOT a Patriot. Ask his wife. She knows,’ wrote Wood, referring to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, McConnell’s wife of 27 years. 

‘McConnell just wants power, influence, & money. He is willing to sell America to get what he wants. McConnell is a traitor to American Patriots.’ 

Georgia Representative-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene was among a number of MAGA supporters who blasted McConnell for acknowledging Biden's win

Georgia Representative-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene was among a number of MAGA supporters who blasted McConnell for acknowledging Biden’s win

Trump campaign attorney Lin Wood went even further, calling McConnell a 'traitor' and vowing: 'His day of judgment is coming'

Trump campaign attorney Lin Wood went even further, calling McConnell a ‘traitor’ and vowing: ‘His day of judgment is coming’

Recently pardoned former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn joined the outcry, retweeting a Twitter user who called on ‘American patriots’ to let ‘McConnell know we aren’t on board with his ‘President Elect Biden’ mindset.’

Flynn told Trump: ‘Millions & millions & millions of Patriots stand behind, alongside & in front of you during this crucible moment in US History where our very Republic is on the line. We won’t fail or cower like some in the Republican Party have shown.’

Sebastian Gorka, a conservative radio host who served briefly in the Trump administration, accused McConnell of caving to ‘the mob’ by conceding the election to Biden before the final January 6 count of the Electoral College in Congress.

Fox News host Mark Levin also joined the fray, tweeting: ‘Thanks for nothing, Mitch.’

‘Trump helped you secure your seat, as he did so man Senate and House seats, and you couldn’t even wait until January 6th,’ added Levin. ‘You’ve been the GOP ‘leader’ in the Senate for far too long. It’s time for some fresh thinking and new blood.’ 

Recently pardoned former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn joined the outcry, retweeting a Twitter user who called on 'American patriots' to let 'McConnell know we aren't on board with his 'President Elect Biden' mindset'

Recently pardoned former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn joined the outcry, retweeting a Twitter user who called on ‘American patriots’ to let ‘McConnell know we aren’t on board with his ‘President Elect Biden’ mindset’

Sebastian Gorka, a conservative radio host who served briefly in the Trump administration, accused McConnell of caving to 'the mob'

Sebastian Gorka, a conservative radio host who served briefly in the Trump administration, accused McConnell of caving to ‘the mob’

Fox News host Mark Levin also joined the fray, tweeting: 'Thanks for nothing, Mitch.'

Fox News host Mark Levin also joined the fray, tweeting: ‘Thanks for nothing, Mitch.’

Hard-right commentator Nicholas J. Fuentes, who has been leading 'Stop the Steal' rallies across the country, tweeted simply: 'McConnell is a traitor and a RINO'

Hard-right commentator Nicholas J. Fuentes, who has been leading ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies across the country, tweeted simply: ‘McConnell is a traitor and a RINO’

Hard-right commentator Nicholas J. Fuentes, who has been leading ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies across the country, tweeted simply: ‘McConnell is a traitor and a RINO.’

The acronym ‘RINO’ stands for ‘Republican in name only’. 

McConnell has been a strong supporter of most Trump efforts. But the turn of events six weeks after Election Day showed the Kentucky senator, backed by his leadership team, seeking to normalize relations with the coming Biden presidency while avoiding the spectacle of pitched floor fight that would divide the party as Trump reluctantly leaves office. 

Republicans are worried about bad effects on the Georgia runoff election, where two incumbent Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, face Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in a state that flipped in November for Biden.

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MAGA turns on Mitch: Trump’s allies slam the Republican Senate majority leader

MAGA turns on Mitch: Trump allies including Michael Flynn slam the GOP Senate majority leader for congratulating president-elect Biden and say he’s ‘caved to the mob and Chinese communists’

  • Trump loyalists were furious after McConnell congratulated Biden on Tuesday
  • Top allies accused Senate majority leader of selling out the party’s leader
  • MAGA die-hards called McConnell a ‘RINO’ and even a secret Chinese agent
  • McConnell recognized Biden’s win after Electoral College vote on Monday 

President Donald Trump’s most ardent loyalists are blasting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for congratulating President-elect Joe Biden, venting their fury at the high-ranking Republican. 

‘The Electoral College has spoken,’ McConnell said on Tuesday morning, before adding he wanted to ‘congratulate the President-elect Joe Biden’ and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Incoming Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, was among the MAGA supporters who blasted McConnell over the remarks.

‘Every ‘Republican’ that isn’t fighting for @realDonaldTrump’s 2020 landslide victory is supporting the Chinese Communist Party takeover of America,’ Greene tweeted following McConnell’s remarks. 

‘The Electoral College has spoken,’ McConnell said on Tuesday morning, before adding he wanted to ‘congratulate the President-elect Joe Biden’

Trump campaign attorney Lin Wood went even further, calling McConnell a ‘traitor’ and vowing: ‘His day of judgment is coming.’

McConnell ‘is NOT a Patriot. Ask his wife. She knows,’ wrote Wood, referring to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, McConnell’s wife of 27 years. 

‘McConnell just wants power, influence, & money. He is willing to sell America to get what he wants. McConnell is a traitor to American Patriots,’ Wood continued.

Recently pardoned former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn joined the outcry, retweeting a Twitter user who called on ‘American patriots’ to let ‘McConnell know we aren’t on board with his ‘President Elect Biden’ mindset.’

Flynn told Trump: ‘millions & millions & millions of Patriots stand behind, alongside & in front of you during this crucible moment in US History where our very Republic is on the line. We won’t fail or cower like some in the Republican Party have shown.’

Sebastian Gorka, a conservative radio host who served briefly in the Trump administration, accused McConnell of caving to ‘the mob’ by conceding the election to Biden before the final January 6 count of the Electoral College in Congress.

Fox News host Mark Levin also joined the fray, tweeting ‘thanks for nothing, Mitch.’

‘Trump helped you secure your seat, as he did so man Senate and House seats, and you couldn’t even wait until January 6th,’ added Levin. ‘You’ve been the GOP ‘leader’ in the Senate for far too long. It’s time for some fresh thinking and new blood.’ 

Hard-right commentator Nicholas J. Fuentes, who has been leading ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies across the country, tweeted simply: ‘McConnell is a traitor and a RINO.’

The acronym ‘RINO’ stands for ‘Republican in name only.’ 

On Tuesday, McConnell warned his fellow GOP senators not to join Trump’s continued attempts to overturn the Electoral College results.

In private discussion, McConnell reportedly warned Republican senators away from disputing the Electoral College tally when Congress convenes in a joint session January 6 to confirm the results.

On Tuesday, McConnell warned his fellow GOP senators not to join Trump's continued attempts to overturn the Electoral College results

On Tuesday, McConnell warned his fellow GOP senators not to join Trump’s continued attempts to overturn the Electoral College results

That fight would yield a ‘terrible vote’ for Republicans, McConnell told the senators, according to two people granted anonymity to discuss the call, which was first reported by Politico. They would have to choose whether to back Trump or publicly buck him.

Republicans are worried about bad effects on the Georgia runoff election, where two incumbent Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, face Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in a state that flipped in November for Biden.

McConnell has been a strong supporter of most Trump efforts. But the turn of events six weeks after Election Day showed the Kentucky senator, backed by his leadership team, seeking to normalize relations with the coming Biden presidency while avoiding the spectacle of pitched floor fight that would divide the party as Trump reluctantly leaves office.