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United States Sen. Chuck Grassley refused to answer whether or not he voted in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell to be the Republican leader. Grassley said there was a “robust discussion” during the Nov. 16 conference meeting.

“Americans want Congress to uphold the values the country was founded on and focus on the needs of hardworking Americans rather than pursue a radical ideological agenda,” Grassley said. “We need to follow the Constitution and keep fighting to pass principled legislation that reduces the burden of an ever-expanding federal government and puts its control back in peoples’ hands. I will continue to urge my colleagues to come together around legislation that advances those principles.”

Grassley said the election between Sen. Rick Scott and McConnell was held through a “secret ballot process.”

He refused to answer the question originally asked, which was whether or not he supported McConnell retaining the leadership position.


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