Mitch McConnell says Biden ‘first rate person’ leading ‘left-wing administration’

House Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters in his state that he thinks President Joe Biden, whom he has known for decades in the Senate and Washington, is a “first-rate person” but that his administration is “left-wing” and doesn’t have a “mandate” for some of the policies they are pursuing.

“I like him personally, I mean, we’ve been friends for a long time. He’s a first-rate person. Nevertheless, this is a bold, left-wing administration. I don’t think they have a mandate to do what they’re doing,” McConnell said on Thursday.

McConnell has vowed repeatedly to stand in the way of Biden priorities like trillions in climate change spending and most recently, the $2 trillion “infrastructure” plan Biden is trying to get through Congress.

He said that Republicans in the Senate were in “a reactive mode” and that he saw his position as “defensive coordinator” to try to keep radical legislation from passing by a razor-thin margin.

“Big philosophical differences”

“I would love to find some things that we can agree on,” he said, but recognized that there are “big philosophical differences and that’s going to make it more and more difficult for us to reach bipartisan agreements.”

Biden and McConnell worked closely together in the Senate when Biden was a member there and while he served as Senate President during his terms as Barack Obama’s Vice President, but McConnell said he has “barely” spoken to Biden since he was inaugurated.

Biden did call him recently to talk about his so-called infrastructure plan, which like the recent COVID relief bill contains little spending actually related to its title.

According to USA Today, only around $300 billion of the bill’s spending would go to repairing roads and rail systems, while the rest would be spent on “green” inititatives and welfare spending that are only loosely connected to infrastructure.

McConnell says infrastructure bill will not get Republican support

McConnell told reporters that Biden’s bill will not get any Republican support because it includes onerous tax increases on businesses in order to “pay for” the bill.

“The last thing the economy needs right now is a big whooping tax increase on all the productive sections of our economy,” McConnell said.

Because it is a spending bill, Democrats could force it through the Senate by using reconciliation as they had with the COVID relief bill, but that would require that every Senate Democrat vote to support it.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) could prove to be a sticking point in passing the huge bill, having already said that he would not support it unless it was bipartisan and had some Republican support.

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    1. I know they are friends, but, wake up, Mitch! Obama is running the show! If you cannot tell Biden that, we are done!

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  3. Well Biden is telling everybody so don’t let our guards down about the virus but yet bringing in millions of immigrants that aren’t even being checked for the virus Shouldn’t that call For his impeachment Putting all American citizens lives in danger

  4. First rate person? I guess Mitch sees more than we do. I would rate Biden as a low-life crook, no where close to “ first rate”!

  5. I guess Mitch’s morality meter needs to be recalibrated. Or perhaps it is because THEIFS protect each other as their first law of survival. Look at Biden’s record that we know of. He started his practice of plagiarism all the way back to Syracuse University Law School and it has served him well for over 40 years. How about his propensity for sniffing hair, rubbing women’s and girl’s shoulders, etc. What about the money he was making off his role as Vice President via his son Hunter. He said he knew nothing about them yet he was finding lots of money in his banking account. If we had an honest AG/DOJ this crap would have been adjudicated long ago.

  6. When mitch says Boden is first rate , it is the same as my aunt from Arkansas saying ”God bless his little heart” . Mitch never bad mouths anybody .if your from the south everyone knows bless his little heart is an insult , you add God bless it is a major insult

  7. As well it should not get Republican support. So far every bill that was tooted for money is not going to the main reason they used for the money in the first place. Same with Covid-19 money and now this one. Hope Biden chokes on his so call infrastruture bill. Nothing but smoke and mirrors.

  8. On my man mitch, he says, he and biden are best friends? both are senile how does he know??? oh by the way,referring to your advice to be nice in our comments. let me remind you main stream media promotes violence.

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