Mitch McConnell Tears Biden Filibuster Speech
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) tore into President Biden’s speech promoting a suspension of filibuster guidelines, in remarks on the Senate flooring on Wednesday.
“The president’s rant—rant—yesterday was incoherent, incorrect, and beneath his office,” McConnell stated.
Biden offered a speech at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Tuesday in an effort to attract assistance for suspending filibuster guidelines in order to pass voting legislation. McConnell blasted the speech as a demagogic effort to cast Republican politicians as racists over their opposition to federalizing elections.
“The president repeatedly invoked the January 6th riot while himself using irresponsible, delegitimizing rhetoric that undermines our democracy,” McConnell continued. “The sitting president of the United States compared American states to totalitarian states….So the world saw our commander-in-chief propagandize against his own country to a degree that would have made Pravda blush.”
McConnell decried Biden’s rhetoric as painting countless citizens and a bulk of the Senate as “racist.”
“A president shouting that 52 senators and millions of Americans are racist unless he gets whatever he wants is proving exactly why the Framers built the Senate to check his power,” McConnell stated. “This whole display is the best possible argument for preserving the Senate rules that extend deliberation, force bipartisan compromise, and let cooler heads prevail.”
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