McConnell’s Threat To Biden

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

Will McConnell stick to his word?

On Sunday (April 10), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) pledged to turn President Joe Biden into a moderate if the GOP takes the majority of Congress.

Talking to Dana a Perino on “Fox News Sunday,” McConnell noted that if the Republican is “fortunate to be in a majority, [we] will be focused on exactly what you and I’ve been talking about.”

McConnell added, “We got big power competition with the Russians and the Chinese. We need to meet the demands of the international situation. So all of those will be on our agenda.”

McConnell then acknowledged that despite the GOP not having the presidency for “two more years,” the party will “work with the administration to see what we can agree on.” However, he interjected, saying, “let me put it this way. Biden ran as a moderate. If I’m the majority leader in the Senate and Kevin McCarthy is the speaker of the House, we’ll make sure Joe Biden is a moderate.”

Perino then queried whether McConnell agreed with his sentiment that Biden was no longer likable.

McConnell responded, “I like the president personally. It’s pretty clear to me that the personality is, in my view, not what’s driving his unpopularity. I think it’s the policies they’ve been pursuing.”