McConnell talks about hot topics at rotary club meeting

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke to the Paducah Rotary Club at the Carson Center. From same-sex marriage to the next presidential election, McConnell spoke about many hot-button issues.

McConnell spoke about two recent Supreme Court rulings. The first was the decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. When asked whether or not the Republican leadership would still try to repeal the law, McConnell said, “That’s not going to happen while Barack Obama is in the White House, but I do think if we have a new president with a new agenda in 2016, repealing Obamacare ought to be at the top of the list.”

When asked about the same-sex marriage ruling, McConnell said the Supreme Court is the final say on the issue. However, he said he thinks litigation, and possibly legislation, will be enacted to protect religious freedoms. McConnell said “we’ll find out” if the First Amendment is enough to protect religious leaders around the country.

McConnell asked the crowd how they felt about America today. He said the American people need agreement on both sides of the isle. He added that a Republican president would be a good thing, in his opinion. He said that, although Hilary Clinton is experienced and capable, she is associated with the Obama administration. McConnell said that's not what the country needs four more years of.

He said he is supporting fellow Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in 2016. He said whoever the candidate may be, he believes the Republicans stand a good chance in 2016.

For his full speech at the Carson Center in Paducah, click here

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