Mitch McConnell

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Full Name Mitch McConnell
Age 78 Years Old
Nick Name Mitch
Gender Male
Famous As Politician
Birth Date February 20th, 1942
Birth Place Sheffield, Alabama

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Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. famed as Mitch McConnell is an American politician who has been serving as Kentucky's senior United States Senator and a Senate Majority Leader. He is the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the Senate. He is also the longest-serving U.S. Senator from Kentucky in history and also the longest-serving Republican U.S. Senate leader in history. He endorsed Rand Paul in the 2016 Republican primaries before ultimately supporting then-presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Overall, he is a very talented politician.

Mitch McConnell looms over the Democratic debates

Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., becomes a major topic during the Democratic debates when the 2020 presidential candidates are asked how they would deal with the Republican leader. The candidates answer with a mix of responses, including removing the filibuster and rallying the support of the working class. McConnell, who has become an obstacle for the Democratic Party, has blocked Supreme Court nominations and stalled major bills from the Democratic-led House. “I dominated the debate last night,” McConnell said. “And here was their complaint: They said all he’s doing is stopping what the House is sending over and confirming conservative judges. I plead guilty,” he said with a smile.

What is the age of Mitch McConnell?

Mitch celebrated his 77th birthday as of 2019 on February 20. 

What is the birth name of Mitch?

His birth name is Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr.

When and Where was Mitch McConnell born (Early Life)?

Mitch McConnell was born on 20th February 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama in the United States. He holds American nationality and he is of Scots-Irish and English descent. He was born to a father, Addison Mitchell McConnell, and a mother, Julia Odene Shockley. As per his education, he attended DuPont Manual High School at Louisville. After high school, he attended the University of Louisville. He graduated with a B.A. in political science from Louisville in 1964. He was the president of the Student Council of the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He also attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he graduated in 1967. He was the president of the Student Bar Association there. His religion is Christian and his horoscope sign is Pisces. 

Who is Mitch McConnell's wife?

Mitch Mitchell is a married persona and he is married to Elaine Chao in the year 1993. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot. 

Previously, he was married to Sherrill Redmon. The couple got married in the year 1968 and later got divorced in 1980. He has 3 children with Redmon. 

What is the net worth of Mitch McConnell?

The net worth of this famous politician is estimated to have $22.5 million as of 2019. His personal wealth was increased after his father-in-law James S.C. Chao gave him properties worth between $5 and $25 million. His exact salary will be added soon. 

How tall is Mitch McConnell?

Mitch McConnell is a very handsome person with an average height of 1.75 m. There is no more information about him including his weight, eye color, body measurements and more. 

What makes Mitch famous?

  • Mitch was enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve as a private at Louisville, Kentucky in March 1967. 
  • He later was diagnosed with optic neuritis and was declared medically unfit for military service. 
  • Thus, he was honorably discharged from the military in August 1967. 
  • He has also worked as an aide to Senator Marlow Cook from 1968 to 1970. 
  • He returned to Louisville in the year 1971, where he worked for Tom Emberton's candidacy for Governor of Kentucky. 
  • He attempted to run for a seat in the state legislature but he was disqualified because he did not meet the residency requirements for the office. 
  • He then worked for a law firm for a few years. 
  • He also started teaching political science at the University of Louisville. 
  • He returned to D.C. in October 1974 and there he worked as Deputy Assistant Attorney General under President Gerald R. Ford. 
  • He was elected to the Jefferson County Judge/Executive in 1977 and he was re-elected in 1981.
  • He defeated Democratic opponent Walter Dee Huddleston in the 1984 Senate election. 
  • He was the first Republican to win a statewide election in Kentucky since 1968. 
  • He started his first term as a junior senator.
  • He has been re-elected five times since 1984. He defeated Harvey I. Sloane in 1990 Senate election, Steve Beshear in 1996 election, Lois Combs in 2002 election, Bruce Lunsford in 2008 Senate election, and Matt Bevin in 2014 Senate election. 
  • He was the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 1998 and 2000 election cycles. 
  • He was elected as Majority Whip in the 108th Congress. 
  • He was reelected in 2004. 
  • He was elected Senate Minority Leader in November 2006. 
  • He held that post until 2015. 
  • Republicans took control of the Senate and McConnell became Senate Majority Leader. 
  • He voted in favor of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act that placed sanctions on Iran together with Russia and North Korea in July 2017. 
  • In the year 2019, he blocked a range of bipartisan proposals to improve election security amid the threat of foreign election interference.
  • In June 2019, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi criticized him for withholding votes on measures already passed by the House.
  • In 2019, he introduced legislation to eliminate the estate tax (which is a tax on inheritances over $11.2 million).
  • Daily Show host Jon Stewart has criticized McConnell several times for not prioritizing passage of the bill that would have provided medical treatment for 9/11 first responders who experienced health complications related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 
  • He voted against the Zadroga Act in 2010. 
  • Stewart criticized McConnell that he did not care about anything other than politics. The House approved legislation to renew the health care funds in 2019. Stewart commented, "the issued has never been dealt with compassionately by Senator McConnell and that only under the intense lobbying and public shaming has he deigned to move on it". 
  • He backfired saying the legislation would be addressed in the Senate and that "it sounds to me like he is looking for some way to take offense". 
  • Host Jon Stewart repeatedly mocked McConnell on The Daily Show for his resemblance to a turtle or tortoise.