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.
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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.