McConnell leads GOP counter-attack against START pact
December 19th, 2010
03:59 PM ET

McConnell leads GOP counter-attack against START pact

Senate Republicans mounted a counter-attack Sunday against ratifying a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia this year, trying to put off a vote that Democrats say they will win if it is held.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky led the way, telling CNN's "State of the Union" that members of his party need more time to consider the START accord.

"I've decided I cannot support the treaty," McConnell said in his first outright rejection of ratifying the treaty during the current lame-duck session of Congress.

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  1. Richard in Texas

    He has had it for a month or so. Sounds like someone who cannot handle the resposibility of his job. If he were my senator I would call for his resignation for derilection of duty.

    December 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jiri

      time for the old regime to retire to the porch rockers. They are always in the way of progress.

      December 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    maybe they should focus on jobs instead some stupid treaty that isn't worth the paper it's written on.

    December 19, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • A disgusted former Republican

      And what would you know about it? You sound like an undereducated Teabagger!

      December 19, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Fred Bartkowski

    Mitch micomal makes an excellent role model for all.
    Congratulations on your excellence sir and keep up the good work.
    Thank you for your service. Wish you well. Have a nice day.
    Peace Out!

    December 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    it's Mitch McConnell - if you cant spell atleast cut and paste.

    December 19, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • A disgusted former Republican

      If you can't handle grammar, get someone to help you.

      December 19, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fred Bartkowski

    What's cut and paste?

    December 19, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @Fred: When you highlight a section of words, click the mouse, and place that particular section of words anywhere you want within your page.

    December 19, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. A keen observer

    McConnell should stick to sucking weiners. At least he seems to be proficient at it.

    December 19, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      that's why he is the Senate Minority Leader..cause he's the king ding-al-ing

      arn't all politicians weiner suckers anyways?

      December 19, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. A keen observer

    Who is the bigger traitor, McConnell or Boehner?

    December 19, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    Snarky!

    December 19, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    Yea, snarky and mouthy.

    December 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    @Fred: You could even transfer from the internet to word. Click. Highlight an article. It tones it blue, click when you've highlighted what you need, go to the blank word page, click, and presto, you have just copied that internet article onto your page. Name it, and save it, Fred you're done.

    December 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. WILLARD BULLOCK

    WARNING KEEP DANGEROUS KEEP AWAY FROM START

    December 19, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. WILLARD BULLOCK

    WARNING KEEP DANGEROUS KEEP AWAY FROM START PACT

    December 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. macguysea

    Does this Mcconnell EVER smile?!... oh wait.. yes.. he does... when he receives corporate donations.. of course..

    December 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. WILLARD BULLOCK

    MAYBE UNTIED STATE AMERICA WILL BE HAPPEND ABOUT START PACT

    December 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      Ummm .what????

      December 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
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