Mitch McConnell is one of the few Republicans left in D.C. that has the power to stop the left’s radical agenda.
House Republicans might be outspoken, but until they gain the majority, they got nothing.
McConnell, on the other hand, is in a position to influence the 50 Republicans in the Senate and perhaps win over a Democrat or two.
That’s certainly true these days, as even some Democrats voice distrust of Biden’s radical spending plans.
And as Pelosi, Schumer, and Biden push one new burden after another, McConnell is providing a much better counter-offer.
From The Hill:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled in a new interview that he is open to an infrastructure spending bill totaling as much as $800 billion.
“The proper price tag for what most of us think of as infrastructure is about six to 800 billion dollars,” McConnell told public television in Kentucky over the weekend.
McConnell has previously made it clear to Biden that not a single Republican in the Senate will support his radical plans.
Because of that, Biden needs every last Democrat in order to get his agenda done. And, on many issues, he just doesn’t have it.
There are a few key moderates, like Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema, who have been critical of many of Biden’s agenda.
Even some of Democrat senators have called out Biden’s seemingly lack of leaders on major issues.
And with the hefty price tag of $2.1 trillion (which seems to increase every day), Biden might not be able to seal this deal.
What McConnell is offering is an alternative that focuses on actual infrastructure spending. He wants the government to focus on actual needs, like rebuilding our roads, bridges, airports, and so on.
He has suggested Republicans would be willing to negotiate on a deal that would go as high as $800 billion. A lot of money, yes. But it is a fraction of what Biden wants.
Will Democrats be willing to come to the negotiation table? Recent history says, no way.
Democrats have made it very clear they aren’t interested in unity nor working with Republicans. It might not be likely that they will take McConnell up on his offer.
But the country will know that Republicans are actually trying to do the right thing. Democrats? You tell us.
- Mitch McConnell offered to negotiate for infrastructure spending, up to $800 billion.
- He had previously said no Republican will support Biden’s massive spending bill.
- Democrats have refused to negotiate with Republicans in recent years.
Source: The Hill