McConnell on Fox News Channel’s ‘Hannity’ with Sean Hannity
‘Donald Trump is still in the White House and as long as I am Majority Leader of the Senate, I get to set the agenda. That's why I call myself the Grim Reaper. We will not have the Green New Deal and we will not have Medicare for None as long as I am Majority Leader of the Senate.’
LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” with Sean Hannity last night to discuss his final thoughts on Special Counsel Mueller’s report and other key goals and accomplishments in the Senate. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview.
On the conclusion of the Mueller investigation:
“I think the good news is that Chairman Burr has already indicated that the committee will find no collusion, because that will be consistent with the Mueller investigation. I think this is going to have a happy ending.”
“I think that the controversy has been concluded. I don't think the House thinks that, and they are going to continue to try to stir this up, but enough already. I mean, you know we have found out from the Mueller report that the Russians were deeply involved in it. There was something like 18-20 indictments of Russian companies and Russian individuals who were trying to get into the campaign and to mess with it. I think it’s over. I think that it is time to let it go and move on and try to deal with people's business.”
On fighting the Democrats’ socialist agenda:
“Even the [Democrats], Sean, that declare themselves moderates, will say with regard to healthcare that they say that they want the public option. There won’t be any private health insurance if you have a public option, because the government will always sell you the insurance cheaper. So no matter how they choose to characterize themselves, you can bet whether it is Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, or somebody else, the nominee for president on the Democratic side is going to be on a path to try to turn America into a socialist country. We are not going to let that happen.”
“Donald Trump is still in the White House and as long as I am Majority Leader of the Senate, I get to set the agenda. That's why I call myself the Grim Reaper. We will not have the Green New Deal and we will not have Medicare for None as long as I am Majority Leader of the Senate.”
On confirming the president’s well-qualified judicial nominees:
McCONNELL: I want to particularly compliment the president for the extraordinary selection he has made for judicial appointments. As you know, Sean, the biggest call I made in my career was to not let Barack Obama fill the Scalia vacancy during the presidential election.
HANNITY: I gave you a lot of credit for that. Many times.
McCONNELL: The president did not blow that opportunity. He set up Neil Gorsuch, and then we fought our way through a highly controversial confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. But it’s not just changing the Supreme Court that we did. We also are changing the circuit courts, one step below the Supreme Court.
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