Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., answers questions from reporters about challenges facing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law in the Supreme Court next week, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2012. The GOP leader criticized the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare," as the single worst piece of legislation during his time in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mitch McConnell Unilaterally Scuttles Key Part of Trump Agenda

In the last month of the campaign, Donald Trump began to aggressive challenge the corrupt culture in Washington and pledged to drain the swamp by, in part, seeking a constitutional amendment to term limit Congress.

He has received the backing of Speaker Paul Ryan and other prominent conservatives in the House of Representatives. On 60 Minutes the other day, Trump again reiterated his commitment to the idea and today Paul Ryan agreed again.

But Senator Mitch McConnell is unilaterally declaring the idea dead on arrival in the Senate.

On Trump’s vow to “drain the swamp” through term limits, which would require a constitutional amendment, McConnell commented: “I would say we have term limits now. They’re called elections. And it will not be on the agenda in the Senate.”

I bet there are members of the Senate Republican Conference who would disagree, but it does not matter now.

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