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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