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Republican silence on Trump’s racist tweets shows how fearful they’ve become of defying him and losing voters

Republicans appear to be more afraid of alienating voters loyal to Trump ahead of an election year than with upholding their party's purported values.

Mitch McConnell once reportedly returned Trump’s $1,000 campaign donation, telling him, ‘you may need the money more than I do right now&#...

"I have decided to return your contribution of $1,000, because it appears you may need the money more than I do right now," McConnell told Trump.

Mitch McConnell says he and Obama are ‘both are the descendants of slave owners’ after report showed his family owned slaves

"You know, I find myself in the same position as President Obama ... we both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters following the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. November 14, 2017.

Mitch McConnell, a vocal opponent of reparations, is a descendant of a family that owned slaves

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ancestors owned at least 14 slaves in the 1800s. McConnell has been vocal in opposing reparations.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Congress sends massive border-funding bill to Trump’s desk after Nancy Pelosi caves under pressure

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave in to moderate Democrats after an intra-caucus fight forced the House to take up the Senate's border-security package.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Mitch McConnell was a clear political target in the first 2020 Democratic debate, but he didn’t seem to mind

Despite Democratic candidates mentioning Sen. Mitch McConnell by name on the debate stage, his camp appeared to relish the spotlight.
Adam Scott, left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, right.

Adam Scott asked Mitch McConnell to stop using his image, and the campaign responded with a ‘Parks and Rec’ photo of him as the ‘ice...

Mitch McConnell's campaign tweeted a GIF of Adam Scott from the hit show "Parks and Recreation," where he played Ben Wyatt, smiling and winking.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Mitch McConnell won’t cancel crucial Senate votes, even with 7 Democrats out of town for the presidential debates

McConnell laughed off requests for a delay on key votes for the defense bill because many Democrats are participating in 2020 presidential debates.
Writer and author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Ta-Nehisi Coates ripped into Mitch McConnell during congressional testimony where he made the case for reparations for the descendants of slaves

Coates, who argued in favor of the legislation, helped ignite a national conversation about reparations with a 2014 essay in The Atlantic.
"The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert and former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart.

‘You’re not good at this argument thing’: Jon Stewart fires back at Mitch McConnell for downplaying his impassioned efforts to help ...

"I didn't know that they were busy," comedian Jon Stewart said. "Now I don't even know what to say. I didn't mean to interrupt them with their jobs!"