Sen. McConnell gives post-election press conference in Frankfort

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell talked about the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Robert Mueller investigation and more as he spoke to reporters today in Frankfort.

Senator McConnell answered questions from local reporters during a brief press conference at the state capitol Friday morning, discussing a variety of topics including how he feels about the ousting of Jeff Sessions as attorney general and how he will work with the house of representatives now that it is under democratic control.

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“I don’t start with the notion that this’ll be an unproductive two year period,” said Sen. McConnell.

Senator McConnell said despite the house flipping for democrats he’s confident congress will be able to get things done but admitted it won’t be easy.

“We have some big differences and you saw it on full display. We have big differences over taxes, big differences over judges,” said Sen. McConnell.



McConnell was also asked several questions about the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and what this means for the Mueller investigation moving forward.

“The president certainly expressed his point of view about how he feels about the investigation but as you can imagine we speak frequently. It’s never been any indication that he wants to dismiss Mueller or the investigation. It’s going to be allowed to finish,” said Sen. McConnell.

The senator also touched on local election results saying he was happy to see republicans keep their majority in both chambers of Kentucky’s state legislature.

“I never served in state government but I’m certainly proud of what they’ve done to turn the state in a different direction,” said Sen. McConnell.

The senator also announced his plan to run for re-election in 2020.

He said before that he will be focusing on helping Govorner Matt Bevin get re-elected in 2019.