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Where Things Stand: Different Standards Are McConnell’s Favorite Cop-Out

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) participates in a news conference following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) participates in a news conference following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on September 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Despite talks between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), McConnell said that Senate Republicans and House Democrats are still far apart on coronavirus relief legislation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 8, 2020 1:50 p.m.

The Senate majority leader’s hazy statements distancing himself from the administration’s missteps are a staple of his leadership in the Trump era.

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