Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday revealed that he stopped going to the White House two months ago because of how officials there are handling coronavirus safety protocols.
The top Republican in Congress, who regularly wears a mask in public, told reporters that while he speaks to President Trump on the phone “a lot,” he hasn’t visited the Executive Mansion since Aug. 6.
“Because my impression was their approach to how to handle this was different from mine and what I insisted we do in the Senate, which is to wear a mask and practice social distancing,” McConnell said at a campaign stop in Kentucky for his own reelection.
At a second stop in Kentucky, McConnell added he didn’t feel the White House was “approaching the protection from this illness in the same way that I thought was appropriate for the Senate.”
The remarks came as the White House is grappling with a coronavirus outbreak that has affected