Senator McConnell to Step Down from Party Leadership

He will serve out his current term representing Kentucky in the U.S. Senate.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced this week that 2024 will be his last as his party’s leader in the U.S. Senate. He will officially vacate his post in November but intends to serve out his current term in the Senate, which expires in 2027.

“One of life’s most underappreciated talents is to know when it’s time to move on to life’s next chapter,” Senator McConnell said.

President Joe Biden voiced his appreciation for Senator McConnell’s tenure as the longest-running Senate Republican leader.

“I’ve trusted him and we have a great relationship,” said President Biden, who formerly served with the current minority leader in the U.S. Senate. He acknowledged their conflicting viewpoints, but stated that Senator McConnell “has never, never, never misrepresented anything.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator McConnell as he steps down from party leadership.
  • For members of the Senate minority as they deliberate who will fill the role Senator McConnell will vacate.

Sources: Reuters, AP


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