Politics
12:23 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

McConnell Discusses Issues and Agendas at Murray Town Meeting

Senator McConnell speak with Murray constituents.
Senator McConnell speak with Murray constituents.
Credit WKMS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered insights during a visit to Murray this morning into what he would do if he becomes majority leader in a Republican Senate in 2015.  McConnell told attendees at the Robert O. Miller Conference Center what he’d need to get done first.  "Repair the institution," he said, "there's been a lot of institutional damage done to the Senate in the last few years.  And that's in the best interest, in my view, of both parties, and the country."

Senator McConnell went on to say that only a GOP controlled senate could halt what he termed “overreach” by the Obama administration and federal regulators, mentioning the Environmental Protection Agency in particular.  McConnell also stopped in Benton this morning on his way to Paducah give a presentation on one of his predecessors, Democratic U.S. Senator and Vice President Alben W. Barkley.