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November 28, 2023

McConnell says behavior of lawmakers not his responsibility after senator, union boss nearly come to blows

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledges that the behavior of lawmakers is not up to him, he says that it is the responsibility of everyone in the Capitol to treat each other with respect and to maintain safety in the building. While McConnell was not present when a Republican senator and a union official came to blows on the Senate floor earlier this month, he has spoken out against their altercation and encouraged lawmakers to act with "dignity and respect." He noted that the Capitol Police are there to ensure safety and prevent other episodes from occurring in the future, and that it is “important that we all remember our obligations to follow the law and behave in a way that is dignified and respectful.”