Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said this week that the goal of Senate GOP is not to prevent “everything” President Biden wants to do – only the “worst.”
The Kentucky conservative said his plan once he is back in power in the Senate is to stop some of the most far-left agendas that Democrats are pushing.
“If I am the majority leader again, it won’t be about stopping everything,” McConnell said this week during an event in Covington, Kentucky. “It is for preventing the worst. It is for stopping agendas that fundamentally push the nation into a direction that my party understands is not a good plan for the nation.”
McConnell, who served with Biden in the Senate for many years, said he plans on keeping the president accountable to his moderate-leaning presidential platform instead of bowing to the far-left and anti-white wing of the Democrat party.
“I can ensure that Biden keeps his pledge in ’20 to be a moderate,” McConnell explained.
McConnell has a long past of promising to hinder Democratic presidents. McConnell famously informed the National Journal back in 2010 that “the single most vital thing we want to get for President Obama is for him to be a one-term president.” Then, as recent as this past May, McConnell stated that “100% of my energy is standing up to Joe Biden’s administration.”
The Senate is evenly divided between 50-50 and Vice President Kamala Harris being the tie-breaking vote for Democrats. Despite the theater of fighting and distrust that is being played out for the public, McConnell reports that Republicans and Democrats are actually really working together behind the curtain.
With one proof being McConnell saying he “remains hopeful” they can get a bipartisan deal for police reform that Republican Senator Tim Scott, S.C., is working with Democrats on.
“The idea that we have no collegiality, that we are all at one another’s throats every day is simply not the case,” McConnell said.
This comes at a time when the Republican establishment is trying everything it can to stop Donald Trump from returning in 2024.
Author: Scott Dowdy