The Corner

McConnell: ‘A Victory for the Country’

EXCLUSIVE — Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell tells NRO that he is very pleased with tonight’s turn of events in the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) abandoned his plans for an omnibus spending bill.

“I’m proud of our team for holding together,” McConnell tells us. “I’m proud of the appropriations committee members as well, who decided that this is not the way to do it.”

“This is a victory for the country,” McConnell says. “We decided that we’re not going to pass a 2,000-page bill that nobody has seen since yesterday. That’s not the way to operate and that’s not the message from the November elections. We decided not to do it. Unified Republican opposition is what got it done.”

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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