McConnell Puts Biden On Notice

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

McConnell has a serious warning.

Speaking about President Joe Biden’s first press conference of the year, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell mocked the widely criticized conference before warning Democrats would reap what they’ve sown in this year’s midterms.

On Thursday evening, McConnell was welcomed onto Fox News’ “Special Report,” where host Bret Baier opened the interview with a question about Biden’s press conference.

“If I were the president, I don’t think I would have a two-hour press conference again,” McConnell responded before turning the conversation to Biden’s comments on Russia.

Although he criticized Biden’s remarks, he mentioned that he was “really glad the White House walked back” those statements, adding that he hoped Russian President Vladimir Putin didn’t misunderstand the statements because “no incursion into Ukraine is acceptable.”

The conversation then turned to Biden’s attack on McConnell, in which he accused him of being willing to “do anything to prevent Biden from being a success.”

McConnell addressed the statements, responding that the President had “got it wrong once again,” before pointing to his assistance in passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the bill dealing with the computer chip shortage. The Senator also revealed that “If the president starts acting like a moderate, like he campaigned, we can do business.”

McConnell went on to say that the reason he was not speaking to Biden recently was that the President “adopted the Bernie Sanders prescription for America,” explaining that if Biden wanted to “reinvent himself and come back to the middle,” there would be more open dialogue.

The Senate Minority Leader also warned Biden and Democrats about what awaits them in this year’s midterms, saying that he thought 2022’s midterm elections would be “a referendum on the party in power.”

He added that since Democrats were in charge of governing –– holding the House, Senate, the Presidency, and many states –– the midterm elections would be a “report card on the performance” of the party and Biden’s presidency. He highlighted that “the American people are about to send this administration a pretty big message that they do not approve” of the administration’s decisions.