McConnell Gets a Round of Applause at CPAC (with a Gun in Hand)

National Review Online

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell received a warm welcome at the Conservative Political Action Conference. McConnell took the stage at the gathering of conservative activists, donors, media figures, and politicians with a rifle in hand. He began by thanking his colleague Tom Coburn, who delivered remarks at a panel before McConnell’s speech.

National Review Online

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell received a warm welcome at the Conservative Political Action Conference. McConnell took the stage at the gathering of conservative activists, donors, media figures, and politicians with a rifle in hand. He began by thanking his colleague Tom Coburn, who delivered remarks at a panel before McConnell’s speech.

In his remarks, McConnell talked up his diligent efforts in Washington to resist the Obama administration’s efforts. For instance, he joked, ”I’ve spent so much time over at the Supreme Court trying to stop these guys that I’m practically on a first-name basis with the bailiff.”

“If I’m given the opportunity to lead the United States Senate next year, I won’t let you down,” McConnell said. (If Republicans pick up six seats this fall and McConnell wins reelection, he will become Senate majority leader.)

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