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Donald Trump has released a blistering statement about Mitch McConnell, after the Senate minority leader said the former president was “practically and morally responsible” for the Capitol insurrection.

“The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political ‘leaders’ like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm,” Trump said in a statement released by his political action committee.

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Nevada officials are one step closer to renaming McCarran international airport after the former Senate majority leader Harry Reid.

Clark county commissioners have unanimously approved a resolution calling for the airport to be renamed, and the proposal will now be sent to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Commissioners have unanimously approved a resolution requesting the name of @LASairport be changed to Harry Reid Int’l Airport. The request will go to the @FAANews. Private contributions would cover costs associated with the name change, if the FAA approves.#Vegas #ClarkCounty

There have been longstanding calls to rename the airport. Its current namesake, former Nevada Sen. Patrick McCarran, served as one of Nevada’s two U.S. senators from 1933 until his death in 1954. He was known for his contributions to aviation along with his anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic views. …

The proposal drew public support from longtime Reid aides and supporters, including Dan Hamilton, dean of the law school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Stephen J. Cloobeck, founder of Diamond Resorts International, Inc. and a major Democratic donor; and MGM Resorts, which has Reid co-chairing its public policy institute.

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