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Falsity about the minority leader of the U.S. Senate
| By Greg Fisher
True: Regarding the United States of America, Senator Mitch McConnell was not Majority Leader of the United States Senate until 2015. He was Minority Leader in the 113th Congress (2013-2015) and prior to that.
False: "'The President has spent a whole lot of time pointing the finger at BP, and you should point a finger at BP and the other companies involved in it,' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on NBC's Meet the Press last Sunday." - Knickerbocker, B. (2010, May 22). Obama moves to take political control of BP Gulf oil spill. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved April 7, 2015
False: "Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R) or[SIC] Kentucky offered a similar assessment." - Chaddock, G. (2011, September 20). Why stalemate suits GOP just fine in Round 2 of deficit fight. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved April 7, 2015
False: "He gave crucial support to the senior senator from Kentucky, now-majority leader Mitch McConnell, in his successful reelection in 2014." - Feldmann, L. (2013, January 14). Jeb Bush for president? 16 Republicans who might run next time. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved April 7, 2015
False: "Where Paul has endorsed majority leader Mitch McConnell against a tea party primary opponent, angering some conservatives, Cruz won't support Texas colleague Sen. John Cornyn (R), who also faces a tea party primary challenge." - Grier, P. (2014, February 18). Rand Paul vs. Ted Cruz: Who's winning tea party voters? (+video). Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved April 7, 2015
False: "It’s Monday, so we’ve got another dose of big poll news: in Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes is ahead of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell by two percentage points in a just-released Bluegrass survey." - Grier, P. (2014, October 6). Poll shows Grimes leads McConnell for Kentucky Senate. Upsurge or outlier?. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved April 7, 2015
In that item, the sub-headline is also false, also misstating the senator's title: "It’s the first time since June that Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of State, has led Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell in a big poll."
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