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Where Things Stand: GOPers Really Don’t Want To Go On The Record On Same-Sex Marriage
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters today that he has no plans to weigh in on the bill to codify same-sex marriage into federal law until the measure is brought to the Senate floor.

“I’m not going to make an observation about that until the issue is actually brought up in the Senate,” he said.  

It’s a standard delay tactic that other Republicans have used in recent days as Democrats push to pass crucial privacy-related protections into law after the Supreme Court overturned Roe — and to get their Republican colleagues on the record about their stances on important and long-established American rights, like same-sex marriage and access to contraceptive care.

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Where Things Stand: Senate Exhibits Rare Bipartisan Support For … Sunshine
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☀️ I will not rain on this bipartisan parade.

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Rubio Dismisses Backlash After Live-Tweeting Zelensky’s Call With Members Of Congress
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Where Things Stand: The Evolution Of The GOP’s New Electoral Count Act Talking Point
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What started as a messaging effort by activists and good government lobbyists pushing Congress to reform the Electoral Count Act has turned into a fairly common talking point for Republicans in a matter of months. It’s been a little surprising to witness.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 3: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) leaves the Senate floor during a recess in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on February 3, 2020 in Washington, DC. Closing arguments begin Monday after the Senate voted to block witnesses from appearing in the impeachment trial. The final vote is expected on Wednesday. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marco Rubio Rubio Avoids Condemning Trump’s Pressure Campaign Aimed At Pence
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