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Both Sides Hated McConnell, and It Had Nothing to Do with Trump

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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In comments Mitch McConnell reportedly confided to his friends, the outgoing Republican Senate minority leader revealed that he is fully aware of the caricature his critics have made of him. “Democrats hate me because of the court,” McConnell is quoted in Politico reporter Jonathan Martin’s retelling, “and Republicans hate me because of Trump.”

By assigning the hostility toward him to events that actually occurred, McConnell has been, perhaps, too generous to his detractors. McConnell did wield all the tools at his disposal to confirm as many conservative justices to the federal bench as he possibly could. With...

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