Lawmakers agreed to fund the government through Feb. 8 after McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would address the status of “dreamers.”
The president’s crude characterization of countries where many Floridians were born could hurt the GOP in key elections.
As President Trump denied calling Haiti and African countries ‘shithole countries,’ Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) confirmed and condemned his language.
McSally joins a field that already includes controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The president had aggressively recruited the congressman to challenge Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
The Ohio Republican plans to switch from the governor’s race to the Senate contest.
President Trump spoke to reporters on Jan. 5 before departing the White House to Camp David for a meeting with GOP leaders to discuss their 2018 agenda. He praised the U.S. economy and ignored questions about new book.