US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has attacked President Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria as “a strategic nightmare” as scattered fighting flared in the north of the country despite a ceasefire deal.
It’s the most frustrating time of the year in Washington. No, not the annual brawl through crowded shops as the capital city’s residents and dignitaries scurry about on their lunch breaks to finish their holiday shopping.
House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the deadly Jan.6 Capitol riot have signaled they want to move quickly to trial as President Joe Biden begins his term, saying a full reckoning is necessary before the country - and the Congress - can move on.
Trump continued to attack McConnell, accusing the Senate GOP leader of failing to stand up for Republicans after McConnell blasted Trump for inciting the Jan.6 US Capitol riot despite voting to acquit the former president at his second impeachment trial.
In his most extensive comments yet on politics since stepping down from power on Jan.20, Trump also claimed credit for some Republican gains in the Nov.3 election and threatened to use his influence against party candidates who don’t align with him.
Republicans in Congress are making the politically brazen bet that it’s more advantageous to oppose President Joe Biden’s ambitious “Rebuild America” agenda than to lend support for the costly $2.3 trillion undertaking for roads, bridges and