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McConnell: 2020 Election Left Neither Party With ‘Mandate for Sweeping Ideological Change’

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McConnell: 2020 Election Left Neither Party With ‘Mandate for Sweeping Ideological Change’

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The 2020 election left neither Republicans nor Democrats with a “mandate” from Americans to seek partisan bills, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday, attempting to rebut a narrative promoted by leading Democrats. Speaking as the Senate returned from a break, McConnell said the election “did not hand any side a mandate for sweeping ideological change.” “Americans elected a closely divided Senate, a closely divided House, and a presidential candidate who said he’d represent everyone,” McConnell said from the Senate floor in Washington. “So our marching orders from the American people are clear: we’re to have a robust discussion and seek common ground. We are to pursue bipartisan agreement everywhere we can and check and balance one another respectfully where we must. And through all of this we must always keep in mind that we’re all Americans. We all love this country, and we’re all in this together.” Republicans …

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