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Behind the border mess: Open GOP rebellion against McConnell

Posted on AllSides February 7th, 2024
From The Left
Politics, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Senate GOP
Francis Chung/POLITICO

Conservative hardliners once celebrated Mitch McConnell for wrestling the federal judiciary to the right and thwarting progressive hopes.

Now he is under open attack from the right for even trying to work with Democrats on the border.

The Senate GOP leader is facing internal resistance not seen in more than a year as Republicans descend into discord over two issues they once demanded be linked: border security and the war in Ukraine.

McConnell, now nearing his 82nd birthday, is determined to fund the Ukrainian war effort, a push his allies...

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