Hugh Hewitt talks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about what Congress is doing in response to Coronavirus.Read More »
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.Read More »
Townhall Review – April 4, 2020Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
Townhall Review – February 15, 2020Read More »