Al Cross: Tuesday’s GOP primary may re-define Kentucky Republicans
12 May, 2023
By AL CROSS
Mitch McConnell is back in the saddle as leader of Republican senators, but his status as the leader of Kentucky Republicans seems in doubt as they head toward Tuesday’s primary election.
First, a Washington update: After a 40-day absence from a fall and a head injury, the 81-year McConnell (he’s exactly nine months older than Joe Biden) is reasserting himself in public statements.
He’s backing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s gambit to leverage the nation’s debt ceiling to win spending cuts, while trying to reassure the world that the government won’t stop paying what it owes – and saying Congress will keep funding the defense of Ukraine “for a good deal longer.”