The Republican leader helped President Trump pass a law in 2017 that made the rich RICHER and Corporations Happy….
Now the President Biden and Democrats want to change things up and give some relief to the middle and lower class Americans?
(And they are making political gains on their efforts…..Republican’s had NO such concerns during the two years they held power from 2016-2018)
He’s gonna try his best to derail that ….
To expect anything else from McConnell is foolish thinking….
Democrats ARE committed to a the two bill effort….
Mitch McConnell is pressuring President Joe Biden and congressional Democratic leaders to further weaken the link between a bipartisan infrastructure deal and a bigger liberal-leaning spending bill, warning Monday that Biden’s party wants to “hold a bipartisan bill hostage over a separate and partisan process.”
The Senate GOP leader called on Biden to request that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi decouple passage of the bipartisan bill from a second, Democrats-only effort set to raise corporate taxes while spending on education, child care and fighting climate change. Biden on Saturday reversed a vow to not sign the bipartisan bill until he also has the separate, more progressive bill in hand…
“Unless Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi walk back their threats,” the Kentucky Republican said, “then President Biden’s walk-back of his veto threat would be a hollow gesture.”
Pelosi says she will not consider the bipartisan infrastructure deal, which includes $579 billion in new spending on physical infrastructure, until the Senate approves a second, larger package that Democrats can pass without GOP votes in the evenly split upper chamber. McConnell’s Monday statement effectively likens her plan to Biden’s since-revoked pledge that he wouldn’t sign the bipartisan infrastructure deal without approval of the one-party bill.
Schumer and Pelosi have long emphasized a two-track approach to their agenda: one with Republicans included, and the other with just their own party. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) signaled this weekend he’s on board with that strategy, telling Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) over the weekend that “we need to get the bipartisan deal done so we can get the reconciliation deal.”
Kaine seemed unworried on Monday about McConnell’s latest posture, predicting that Democrats would fold the bipartisan deal into their party-line package if Republicans bail out. He likened McConnell to the character Lucy from the “Peanuts” comic strip, preparing to pull the football away from Charlie Brown at the last minute.
The Senate Republican Minority leader may not like Donald Trump…
But he doesn’t like Democratic policy gains even MORE….