Rather than discussing any policy proposals he or Senate Republicans might have to address the myriad of issues facing the United States, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) went on Fox News Wednesday morning to whine that President Joe Biden hasn’t yet invited him to the White House since he took office in January.
One of the Fox hosts asked McConnell when he had last spoken to Biden, which started him off on an extended whinefest:
“I haven’t been invited to the White House so far this administration. [They] are not interested in doing anything on a bipartisan basis in the political center. They’d be more than happy to pick off a few of our members and do what they would like to do.”
McConnell then pivoted to an accusation that the Biden administration was going “hard left,” even though that’s what Americans voted for:
“They’re going hard left. They misread the election. It’s a 50-50 Senate and a very narrow Democratic majority in the House, not a mandate to turn America into Bernie Sanders’s view of what America ought to be.”
Host Bill Hemmer then asked the minority leader:
“When was the last time you had a conversation with President Biden?”
“I don’t believe I have spoken with him since he was sworn in. We had a couple of conversations before then.”
A few minutes later, Hemmer hit McConnell with a question he clearly didn’t want to answer about how Democrats had “rolled” him since he’d been unable to block the COVID-19 relief bill that recently passed with overwhelming support from American voters.
Rather than answer Hemmer’s query, McConnell pretended couldn’t hear it:
“I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you.”
Sure thing, Mitch! You only hear what you want to. That’s why your party is currently out of power and very likely to never win another election.
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