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Is Mitch McConnell Losing Influence Among Republicans?

Posted on AllSides January 24th, 2023
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After the messy election of California Representative Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell no longer finds himself on the front lines of the Republican Party's battles against the Biden administration.

The changing role of the Senate Minority Leader has been partially confirmed by McConnell himself, who on Monday announced that Senate Republicans will take a back seat in negotiations on raising U.S. debt ceilings. This is not to say that McConnell will step away entirely from the fight, Newsweek has been told—rather that he is adopting...

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