Mitch McConnell passes the torch

Perhaps this town was no longer big enough for the both of them.

With former President Donald Trump on the cusp of clinching the 2024 Republican nomination, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced he was stepping down from his post before the end of the year.

“One of life’s most underappreciated talents is to know when it’s time to move on to life’s next chapter,” McConnell said after indicating this will be his “last term as Republican leader in the Senate.”

No one has ever held the leadership position longer. McConnell was first elected to the Senate when Ronald Reagan was president and plans to serve out his current term, which expires in January 2027. He became Republican leader after the 2006 elections and won nine consecutive elections for the job, most recently beating out Sen. Read more…

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