U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (#405)
Republican Mitch McConnell is now the longest serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history. On this edition of One to One with Bill Goodman, McConnell talks about his leadership role as the minority leader in the Senate, the people whose advice and counsel he’s sought over the years, and historical figures he admires. The program was taped in front of a studio audience at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center.
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McConnell talks about his political career, from his first days as a junior senator in 1984 to his new role as what some have called the most important member of the GOP. He describes how the country has changed during his time in the Senate and discusses some of his colleagues, including Sens. Barry Goldwater, Phil Gramm and Ted Kennedy, and McConnell’s role model, the late U.S. Senator from Kentucky, John Sherman Cooper.
McConnell also discusses the structure of the Senate, the importance of making decisions that may not be popular, the McConnell Center scholarship program, and working with President Obama.