McConnell: I Stopped Visiting White House Months Ago

Due to concerns over COVID-19 precautions
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2020 2:27 AM CDT
McConnell: I Stopped Visiting White House Months Ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives to meet with reporters following a Republican strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell made what the AP calls a "stunning admission" Thursday: He stopped going to the White House over the summer due to concerns over coronavirus precautions, or the lack thereof. "My impression was their approach to how to handle this was different from mine and what I insisted we do in the Senate, which is to wear a mask and practice social distancing," the majority leader said at a campaign stop for his own re-election. He was last at the White House on Aug. 6. He added, per the Hill, that he "personally didn't feel that they were approaching the protection from this illness in the same way that I thought was appropriate for the Senate." (More Mitch McConnell stories.)

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