McConnell Says He Has No Retirement Plans As KY Passes New Vacancy Law

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Tuesday moved to squash speculation that he could be eyeing the exits after supporting a bill that requires an appointment to a Kentucky Senate seat vacancy be from the same party as the departing lawmaker.

McConnell, speaking to reporters in Kentucky, called the situation posed by the bill, which he supported, a “hypothetical.”

“I don’t think we’re going to have a vacancy. I’m not going anywhere. I just got elected to a six-year term. And I’m still the leader of my party in the Senate,” McConnell said.

“But I had watched this over the years in the Senate as various vacancies were filled and I thought this was the best way to go,” he said.

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