Office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Says He Is Not Retiring

Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell has plans to retire, in line with some political activists and information stories.

“Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, John Cornyn of Texas, and John Thune of South Dakota are actively reaching out to fellow Republican senators in efforts to organize for an anticipated management vote — a vote that may happen upon announcement that McConnell could be retiring from his duties as chief, and presumably the Senate itself,” The Spectator reported, saying “a number of sources” had confirmed the knowledge.

“BREAKING: Republican Senators are actively making ready for the retirement of Minority Chief Mitch McConnell,” Charlie Kirk, who based Turning Level USA, tweeted Thursday.

However McConnell’s workplace has denied the claims.  

“No, he’ll be again Monday,” McConnell’s press workplace advised The Day by day Sign when requested if the senator deliberate to retire earlier than the top of his time period in 2027.  

“I’m wanting ahead to returning to the Senate on Monday,” McConnell wrote on Twitter Thursday afternoon. “We’ve received essential enterprise to sort out and massive fights to win for Kentuckians and the American folks.”  

McConnell, 81, was hospitalized in March after a fall left him with a concussion and minor rib fracture.  

Rumors of McConnell’s retirement come amid requires California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein to retire.  

Feinstein, 89, has been struggling to recuperate from shingles. She has not forged a vote since mid-February, which means she has missed about 60 of the Senate’s 82 votes this session. 

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., tweeted Wednesday, “It’s time for @SenFeinstein to resign. We have to put the nation forward of non-public loyalty. Whereas she has had a lifetime of public service, it’s apparent she will not fulfill her duties.” 

Whereas Feinstein has not indicated she plans to resign, she has agreed to let one other senator quickly take her place on the Judiciary Committee.  

Feinstein has acknowledged that her absence might decelerate the work of the Judiciary Committee and so she mentioned in a press release that she has “requested Chief [Chuck] Schumer to ask the Senate to permit one other Democratic senator to quickly serve till I’m in a position to resume my committee work.” 

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