This is an important day for Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Today at noon, McConnell was sworn in as the Majority Leader of the United States Senate. The only other Kentuckian to hold the position was Alben Barkley, who served from 1937 until 1947. Barkley went on to become vice president under President Harry Truman.
A few days ago, I invited Sen. McConnell to talk with me about his new role in the 114th Congress. We recorded the conversation at Ashland, the Lexington home of Kentucky statesman Henry Clay. McConnell wrote his college thesis on the “Great Compromiser” and has long admired Clay’s historic tenure in Congress.
Tonight in a special edition of One to One, McConnell talks about Clay and Barkley, and about how he will manage the new Senate.
McConnell also discusses the Oval Office meeting he had with President Obama just days after the November elections, and the issues on which the two men might agree.
My conversation with Sen. McConnell airs tonight at 6:30 on KET and online at KET.org/live.