Senate’s ‘nothing but no’ McConnell stands as roadblock to Biden agenda

When the U.S. Senate this week votes on a sweeping election-reform bill, Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will play a role he relishes: Roadblock to the Democratic agenda.

McConnell earned the nicknames “Grim Reaper” and “Dr. No” after establishing a long track record for blocking Democratic initiatives stretching back into President Barack Obama’s second term. Even now, in the minority, he continues to wield that power, thanks to Senate rules.

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