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Senate reelects McConnell, Schumer as leaders

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/14/18, 12:25 pm

Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate are sticking with the same leadership for another term. Senators on Wednesday chose Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to lead their respective parties. Both leaders were chosen by acclamation in closed-door caucus meetings.

House Republicans, now in the minority, are expected to elect a party leader later Wednesday, with Kevin McCarthy of California favored to win. House Democrats plan to elect a leader after Thanksgiving. Nancy Pelosi of California says she has enough support to gain another term as speaker, but a group of Democrats opposed to her leadership claim they have enough votes to block her.

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Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Thu, 11/15/2018 04:38 pm

    For Democratic leadership, I definitely support Nancy Pelosi, as the demented face of the Democratic Party. Maybe Maxine Waters would be even better  

    For Senate Dem leadership, I would have much favored Maizie Hirono or Elizabeth Warren, or even Dianne Feinstein, for displaying the dementia of the libs. But I guess Chuckie will have to do