Mitch McConnell’s reason for approving Trump’s eventual Supreme Court nominee sure is convenient.

Governing Is Easy When You Make Up Rules as You Go Along

Governing Is Easy When You Make Up Rules as You Go Along

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
July 2 2018 8:38 PM

Shameless Mitch

When it comes to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, hypocrisy is a built-in feature.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol on June 26 in Washington.

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