McConnell dispels doubts about his commitment to a border-Ukraine deal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said during a private party meeting on Thursday that he still supports pursuing a border security deal linked to Ukraine funding, according to two GOP senators who attended.

McConnell caused a stir on Wednesday by outlining to fellow Republicans the challenges posed by former President Donald Trump’s dominance in the presidential primary, given Trump’s desire to avoid any dealmaking on the border before the election. The Senate GOP leader’s remarks a day later dispelled any doubts about his commitment to ongoing bipartisan border talks.