Mitch McConnell plans to serve full term as Senate Republican leader

Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, has said that he plans to serve his full term, which runs through 2026.

The 81-year-old Kentucky senator has been in the Senate since 1985, and he has been the Republican leader since 2015. He is the longest-serving Republican leader in Senate history.

McConnell’s announcement comes at a time when the Republican Party is facing some challenges. The party lost control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, and it is currently in the minority in the Senate.

However, McConnell is confident that the Republicans will be able to win back control of the Senate in the 2022 midterm elections. He said that he is “excited to lead the Republican Party in the Senate and help us win back the majority.”

McConnell’s decision to serve his full term is a sign that he is not ready to step down from his leadership position. He is still a powerful figure in the Senate, and he is likely to play a key role in the Republican Party’s future.

Here are some reactions to McConnell’s announcement:

  • “I am glad that Mitch McConnell will continue to serve as the Republican leader in the Senate. He is a strong leader who has always put the interests of Kentucky and the American people first.” – Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
  • “I am disappointed that Mitch McConnell will not be retiring. He is a divisive figure who has done more to harm the Republican Party than anyone else.” – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • “I am glad that Mitch McConnell will continue to serve as the Republican leader in the Senate. He is a skilled politician who has always been able to get things done.” – Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

It remains to be seen whether McConnell will be able to lead the Republicans back to power in the Senate in 2022. However, his decision to serve his full term is a sign that he is still confident in the party’s future.

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