WASHINGTON | McConnell’s maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown
WASHINGTON—Jan 18, 2019—One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.”
Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again.
The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it.