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US: Mitch McConnell to Step Down from GOP Leadership Position in the Senate

McConnell will continue to serve in the US Senate but will allow “the next generation of leadership” to take the helm of the Senate Republican Conference.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will step down as GOP leader in November, the Kentucky Republican announced on the Senate floor Wednesday, marking the end of an era on Capitol Hill and setting up a high-stakes race for his successor.

He will continue to serve in the US Senate but will allow “the next generation of leadership” to take the helm of the Senate Republican Conference.

McConnell, who turned 82 last week, said, “the end of my contributions are closer than I prefer.”

SourceCNN

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