Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

Hewitt: The New “Master of the Senate”


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has emerged as the keystone of our nation’s capitol.

Amid a pandemic threat that has caused the nation’s worst crisis since 9/11 coupled with fiscal/economic challenges that are already the equal of the Great Recession, McConnell has been nothing short of “magnificent.”

That description came from former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who went on in his interview with me last week to call McConnell, “one of the most important Senate leaders in American history.”

Gingrich is right.

The complexity of our time, the depth of partisan rancor and the intensity of media glare will help secure McConnell’s legacy as among the most talented legislators in our nation’s history.

They called LBJ the “Master of the Senate.” In times of crisis. it’s comforting to have a leader every bit LBJ’s equal at work for the country, the Constitution and the Republican Party.

We are witnessing Leader McConnell at his finest hour.

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Nation Mobilizes to Fight Coronavirus

Townhall Review – April 4, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with retired Admiral James Stavridis about the effects the Coronavirus has on military readiness.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with David Harsanyi of National Review about how the private sector is stepping up to help with the Coronavirus crisis.

Chris Stigall and China expert Gordon Chang talk about the mysteries and conspiracy theories related to the origin of the Coronavirus in China.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton about the timing of the U.S. response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about the efforts to get the aid package through Congress.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Ohio Attorney General David Yost about that state’s efforts to get approval from the FDA for a process to sanitize masks for reuse.

Steve Cortes and Brit Hume talk about media bias as it relates to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Mike Lindell about his company’s retooling to make medical masks instead of pillows.

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Hugh Hewitt: The Next Phase in Response to the Coronavirus Challenge

Commendations to Congress—and especially Senate Majority Leader McConnell—on the massive rescue package.

America gets the message: Help is on its way.

But it’s time to do more, Congress. We need a phase four.

Phase one was the $8.3 billion measure on vaccine research.

Phase two was the bill that came from House Democrats—deeply disliked by Republicans but the Senate GOP passed it anyway.

Phase three blew the doors off the normally staid Senate, but will bring tangible help to American workers and businesses, now that it will pass.

But the country still needs a phase four. We need to respond to the purveyor of the plague: The Chinese Communist Party.

China is nearly equal to the United States in economic strength, and superior in stealth and ruthlessness.

The immediate fight is the virus. The larger, long-term battle is with a regime that allowed the virus to leave its shores.

This does not mean war. It means vigilance and deterrence.

It means phase four.

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Hugh Hewitt: Congress Must Go Far, Go Big, Go Fast

Senate Republicans must go big and fast in their response to the coronavirus. They are facing choices right now about what sort of economic relief and stimulus package they support in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The goal is simple: Help those injured in their pocketbooks and provide aid to an economy shuddering under successive shocks of slowdowns and closures.

The biggest impediment to success might be the fact that Capitol Hill staffs don’t turn over much. Longtime Hill workers aren’t exactly the eager recipients of new policy proposals that haven’t been sliced and diced by constituent interest groups.

That has to change. The need is urgent for Congress to go far, go big, go fast. Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced the intention to do just that. He’s going to stay there until it gets done using never tried before ideas.

Time to break the glass and pull the alarm. Time to spend as though you are FDR going to war.

This is no time for business as usual.

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Biden Takes a Hit in New Hampshire; Leader McConnell Keeps a Keen Eye on the Courts

Townhall Review – February 15, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner and fellow with the American Enterprise Institute about the Democratic primaries.

Hugh Hewitt and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talk about Federal judge confirmations.

Kevin McCullough talks with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee talk about President Trump’s actions against terrorists and terrorism.

Sebastian Gorka and James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation discuss China’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse about his proposed “Born Alive Protection Act.”

Keven McCullough talks with former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik about the recent attempted assassination of New York City police officers.

Dennis Prager talks with Karen McQuillan about her recent column, “American Greatness.”

Mike Gallagher looks at a recent segment from The View where Meghan McCain asked some hard question of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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