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Senator McConnell speaks exclusively with 44News about the latest developments in Washington, D.C.

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Senator McConnell speaks exclusively with 44News about the latest developments in Washington, D.C.
Senator McConnell speaks exclusively with 44News about the latest developments in Washington, D.C.

Senator McConnell spoke exclusively with 44News about the latest developments in Washington, D.C.

The Senate Majority Leader addressed the President's battle with COVID-19, stimulus talks, and the Supreme Court nominee.

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President trump personal battle with covid-19 --- along with the couple dozen lawmakers and top white house staffãnow facing the virus first hand --- has created a wave of uncertainty as the health crisis circles the nation capital.

The last few daysãadding to the mounting pressure on congress to sort out a stimulus deal that will reach americans here in the midwestãand fill the seat left open by late justice ruth bader ginsburg.

Joining us now from d-c --- is senate majority leader -mitch mcconnell.

Senatorãthank you for taking the time to speak with us.

1) how often are you in contact with the president and what concerns do you have when it comes to the situation?

2) how often are you being tested and has your staff made any changes in protocolãsince friday?

What is the new time-line for seeing another round of relief reach americans?

4) we are seeing it here in the tri- state --- our numbers are growing at an alarming rate with new record high case reportsãnearly every day.

Does the escalating case count change the items you would like to see included in stimulus bill?

5) senator youe told me in previous conversationsãthat the u.s. would not see another shut downãbut wee spoken with business owners in kentucky who are scared that another closureãis just around the corner.

---- what do you say to them?

6) senatorãthe other big focus for the senate right nowãis the confirmation hearing for amy coney barrett to fill the supreme court seat.

How do you plan to move that process along -- as scheduled next monday -- despite the latest roadblocks?

- is virtual a real possibility?

And* is it imperative to see that process

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