Lanhee Chen: It’s Not Easy Being Mitch McConnell


It’s not easy being Mitch McConnell. As Senate Majority leader, he has one of the toughest—and most underappreciated—jobs in Washington.
But does he ever do that job well. Senator Mitch McConnell is the boldest and most skillful Senate Republican leader that I have seen in my lifetime. His leadership has helped to confirm two Supreme Court justices, dozens of appeals courts judges, and many more appointees to key positions in the Executive Branch and across government. And he’s a big part of the reason why many Americans have enjoyed tax cuts this year.
Over the next month, Leader McConnell faces another huge challenge—ensuring Republicans hang on to the majority in the Senate after the November elections. Here’s to hoping he handles that task with the same skill that’s led him to so many victories before.