McConnell Makes His Case: ‘We Must Be Doing Something Right’

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is flanked by Senator Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) and Rick Scott (R., Fla.) as he faces reporters at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., November 2, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)
The Senate Republican leader on how to resist the ‘genuine radicals’ bent on destroying the Senate and transforming the country

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hen you’ve been around as long as Mitch McConnell, few things are new, and some are almost exactly the same.

So it is that McConnell once again is opposing a Democrat in the White House pursuing a transformational agenda at the same time he is targeted by a populist Right that considers him too establishmentarian.

Ten years ago, of course, the president was Barack Obama, and the powerful populist force was the Tea Party; this time, Joe Biden is president, and the populists are led by Donald Trump who is calling for his head.

After months of getting slammed for his handiwork, the

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