McConnell Warns New House Dem Majority Against ‘Presidential Harassment’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Democrats against what he called “presidential harassment” now that they’ve gained control of the House of Representatives, a status that brings with it oversight authority including subpoena power.

Asked what Senate Republicans would do in the event House Democrats attempt to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns, McConnell referenced “presidential harassment” three times — that is, harassment of the President. 

The majority leader cited Republicans’ impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, which he said hurt Republicans and helped Clinton.

“So the Democrats in the House will have to decide just how much presidential harassment they think is good strategy,” McConnell said. “I’m not so sure it’ll work for them.”

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