Leave it to McConnell to start already with the “reach across the aisle with an olive branch” bullsh!t. This is exactly why Trump was elected, so we could control both branches of legislation and the executive and get things done. We went as much repeal and walking back of the left’s agenda and McConnell is fretting about it.
McConnell is singing the praises of Chuck Schumer and vocally tempering the “drain the swamp”
rhetoric in an attempt to save their own “career politician” asses. On this issue, these idiots are comrades in arms.
Let’s drain the swamp of the turtle.
“We’ve been given a temporary lease on power, if you will. And I think we need to use it responsibly. I think what the American people are looking for is results. And to get results in the Senate, as all of you know, it requires some Democratic participation and cooperation.”
He cautioned that “overreaching after an election is, generally speaking, a mistake.”
“In a day when people were voting for change, they didn’t decide they wanted to change the Republican Senate, which I am proud of. And of course, many of our members actually had bipartisan accomplishments to run on,” he said.
The majority leader also chatted today with the presumed upcoming Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). They did not discuss, he said, whether Democrats plan to block a Trump Supreme Court appointment like GOPs planned to do with a Hillary Clinton appointment. But McConnell predicted they’re “going to get along fine” as dueling leaders: “I respect him. I think he’s very smart. And I think we’ll be fine. We both have our roles to play.”
On Trump’s vow to “drain the swamp” through term limits, which would require a constitutional amendment, McConnell commented: “I would say we have term limits now. They’re called elections. And it will not be on the agenda in the Senate.”
ht/ rob e.