Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Senate’s Top Republican Retreats in Chaos of Wall and Shutdown

  • Senate GOP leader has left solution up to Trump, Democrats
  • Government shutdown entering third week as talks still stalled
Video player cover image
Schumer Calls Out McConnell On Shutdown

Mitch McConnell, Senate majority leader and master legislative tactician, has retreated to the sidelines in the shutdown fight.

With the government closure entering its third week, the Kentucky Republican has made himself mostly a bystander to a scrum between President Donald Trump and the two congressional Democratic leaders, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.