Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Says He Cannot Support Obama’s START Nuke Treaty
In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley,” Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell said he would not support the new START treaty’s ratification.
“I’ve decided I cannot support the treaty,” said McConnell. The minority leader also would not commit to whether the START treaty would come up for a vote during the current session or if there were enough votes within the Republican caucus to advance the treaty towards ratification.
McConnell’s decision not to support the treaty, while not surprising, further complicates the administration’s efforts to reach the 67 votes necessary to ratify the treaty.