McConnell: New Revenue Not an Option

by Betsy Woodruff

On ABC’s This Week, host George Stephanopoulos asked Senator Mitch McConnell if he’d look at any revenue increase during the upcoming debt-ceiling debate, and McConnell reemphasized a stance that should appeal to the Republican base but not to his colleagues across the aisle: No new revenue, at all, period. Stephanopoulos pushed him — so no new revenues, at all? “Yeah, absolutely,” McConnell said.