White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki easily responded to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week after he vowed to obstruct President Joe Biden “100 percent.”
More than 50 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s performance as president so far, a higher number than disgraced former President Donald Trump ever saw in his entire four years in office. Biden’s policy proposals are also overwhelmingly popular, including among Republican voters.
Yet McConnell made it clear this week that Republicans intend to stand in the way of anything and everything Biden is trying to accomplish even though Biden’s policy proposals will help the American people in transformative ways.
“One-hundred percent of our focus is on stopping this new administration,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. “We’re confronted with severe challenges from a new administration, and a narrow majority of Democrats in the House and a 50-50 Senate to turn America into a socialist country, and that’s 100 percent of my focus…One-hundred percent of my focus is on standing up to this administration. What we have in the United States Senate is total unity from Susan Collins to Ted Cruz in opposition to what the new Biden administration is trying to do to this country.”
To be clear, what Biden is “trying to do to this country” is rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, give Americans access to affordable childcare and parental leave, and rebuild a healthy and strong middle class, all without raising taxes on the majority of Americans.
Biden’s plans would create millions of jobs and invest in the future of our country like never before, something Republicans have refused to do time and time again because they prefer to cater to the wealthy.
Well, Jen Psaki was asked to respond to McConnell, and she had no problem doing so.
“The contrast for people to consider is 100% of our focus is on delivering relief to the American people, and getting the pandemic under control, and putting people back to work,” she said.
Here’s the video via Twitter:
Psaki responds to McConnell saying “100% of my focus” is on “standing up” to Biden administration: “The contrast for people to consider is 100% of our focus is on delivering relief to the American people, and getting the pandemic under control, and putting people back to work” pic.twitter.com/wmUlUPYzLF
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 5, 2021
Americans are struggling, and Republicans are not lifting one finger to help them. Biden and the Democrats are the ones who are working for the American people right now. Next time any Republican claims that Biden isn’t bipartisan enough, remind them that McConnell “100 percent” refuses to work with him.
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