Sen. McConnell reelected as Senate GOP leader
UPDATED 11:44 AM PT – Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been reelected to another term as Senate Republicans’ leader. GOP senators unanimously chose McConnell as leader Tuesday.
NEW: Senate Republicans hold leadership elections for the 117th Congress:
GOP Leader: Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
GOP Whip John Thune (R-SD)
Conference Chair John Barrasso (R-WY)
Policy CMTE Chair Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Conference Vice Chair Joni Ernst (R-IA)
NRSC Chair Rick Scott (R-FL)
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) November 10, 2020
Meanwhile, Senate Democrats, once again, picked Sen. Chuck Schumer as their leader.
NEW: Senate Democrats re-elect Sen. Chuck Schumer as minority leader.
Durbin = Minority Whip
Murray = Assistant Leader
Stabenow = Policy/Comms Chair
Booker = Policy/Comms Vice Chair
Warren = Senate Conference
Warner = Senate Conference
Cortez Masto = Outreach
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) November 10, 2020
It’s unclear who will serve as majority leader next session as control of the chamber is expected to be determined by the upcoming runoff elections in Georgia.
During a press conference on Capitol Hill, McConnell said GOP leadership is ready to get going. He also weighed-in on the President’s legal efforts regarding the election.
“Anyone who is running for office can exhaust concerns about counting in any court of appropriate jurisdiction. It’s not unusual should not be alarming. At some point here we’ll find out finally, who was certified in each of a state. And the Electoral College will determine the winner.”
This will be the Kentucky lawmaker’s eighth term leading Senate Republicans after first taking the role of GOP leader back in 2007.