"He thinks Democrats are of the same mind: let's not drag this out for five weeks," one attendee of the GOP lunch on Wednesday said.
The president is facing impeachment by the House over the Ukraine-Biden affair and some GOP senators are speaking out.
A bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report says that after investigating Russia's social media tactics from 2016, the president needs to publicly state the dangers associated with foreign election interference ahead of 2020.
Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Rob Portman are part of a small group of GOP Senators who have pushed back against Trump's actions and remarks.
"You'll have a very Democratic Senate next year," former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld said.
"But I wouldn't be surprised if it's even more than that," Representative Brendan Boyle said.
President Donald Trump ranted against Republican Senator Mitt Romney Saturday in response to criticism over the Ukraine scandal.
The GOP has so far criticized Democratic moves towards President Donald Trump's impeachment over 2020 election interference.
The chances that McConnell may soon have to face that reality have become increasingly likely, as House Democrats are surging forward with their newly launched impeachment proceedings amid news that Trump pressured a foreign leader to investigate a political foe.
Trump has no shortage of opponents, but here are some Republicans who have made their opposition known.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 moved through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday.
A poll earlier this month gave Kennedy a 14-point advantage over the Democratic senator he'll challenge.
Some of these appointees are exceptionally young, extending their reach in the federal jurisprudence for decades. One of Trump's confirmed judges, Allison Rushing, at 36, is the youngest federal judge in the country.
"Mitch McConnell should not be contracting the Senate's decisions out to the White House," Senator Chris Van Hollen said.
"It's hopeless. It makes no sense at all," the former Republican Speaker of the House said in an interview with Fox News.
"No Republican has any trouble imagining the laundry list of socialist policies that 51 Senate Democrats would happily inflict on Middle America in a filibuster-free Senate."
The GOP currently holds a three-seat majority in the Senate—and they have to defend more than 20 seats in the 2020 cycle.
"He cut out half the sentence. You should release the whole recording, senator."
Schumer also lambasted the majority leader on his recent move to block several election security bills.
GOP defectors have blasted the deal for adding $320 billion to current spending levels, a figure that contradicts their years of harping against deficits and debts.
"They all thought debt was bad when it was President Obama's debt," said GOP Senator Rand Paul. "They're not interested in the debt now that Republicans are complicit."
Texas Senator Ted Cruz leading Republican charge to change capital gains tax rules by using executive authority rather than seek Congressional approval.
Democrat Jaime Harrison has raised a record-breaking $1.3 million over the last three months for his fight against Graham for the Senate seat next year.
"I can assure everyone that by running, Roy Moore is going against my father," Trump Jr. tweeted after Moore announced he is running in Alabama again.
The Dutch senator has attempted to apologize for the statements which he now says he regrets.
Some ethics experts believe Chao should be impeached for reportedly using her official capacity to help secure millions of dollars in federal money for McConnell's home state.
"You are literally the only candidate who could lose a GOP seat in pro-Trump, pro-USA ALABAMA," Trump Jr. tweeted at Moore last week.
"There's a lot of money that historically has flowed from Gulf state individuals to the Trump family fortune," Senator Chris Murphy said, "and that has to be part of the explanation as to why they continue to bend over backwards to try to make the Saudis happy."
The figures vary wildly by political affiliation, but overall there has been an uptick in support for the process.
The bomb, hidden what was believed to be a gift, detonated when it was opened.