McConnell to quit as Senate Republican leader

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McConnell to quit as Senate Republican leader

Mitch McConnell, the powerful politician from Kentucky, announced that he plans to step down as the Senate’s longest-serving Republican leader in November.

He has led his party in the Senate for nearly 20 years, but said it was “time to move on” in a speech on Wednesday.

Mr McConnell has proven key to passing conservative priorities and electing Republicans to Capitol Hill.

He fell out of favour with Donald Trump’s wing in recent years, however.

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