Top Ranking GOP Leader Mitch McConnell revealed he’s yet to have a conversation with President Biden or be invited to the White House since Joe took office.
McConnell said in an interview that, despite Biden’s unity rhetoric, the White House has been reluctant to give Republicans a set at the table.
“I haven’t been invited to the White House,” McConnell said. “This administration is by no means interested in bipartisanship, unity, or the political center. In fact, they’d be more than happy if we didn’t exist.”
McConnell highlighted the recent passing of Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus bill without any Republican support as an example of the current administration’s appeal to the “hard Left.”
Biden and McConnell have a decades-long working relationship in the Senate, but McConnell said he no longer recognizes the man he once considered a friend.
But McConnell said he hasn’t even talked to Biden over the phone since his former colleague became president.
“I don’t believe I’ve spoken with him since he was sworn in,” McConnell said. “We had a couple of conversations before then.”
McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy have launched strong opposition to Biden’s entire legislative agenda so far. Republicans are eyeing the 2022 midterms as on opportunity to win back majorities and push a more common sense, politically moderate agenda of their own.
Author: Susan Kramer