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Senate Republicans Back Mitch McConnell After Health Incident

Posted on AllSides July 27th, 2023
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WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans closed ranks around Minority Leader Mitch McConnell , brushing off questions about his ability to continue in his job after he froze for about 20 seconds at a press conference on Wednesday. The incident had raised concerns about the well-being of the 81-year-old Kentucky Republican, who has been Senate Republican leader since 2007. In January, he became the longest serving Senate leader in history, having driven the party’s policy priorities and political strategy through more than 16 turbulent years of intense polarization on Capitol Hill. Recently, McConnell has...

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