McConnell: Democrats ‘Misread the Election’ – ‘Not a Mandate to Turn America into Bernie Sanders’ View of What America Ought to Be’

by Trent Baker

Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slammed the lack of bipartisanship by the Democrats as they push to increase taxes, end the Senate filibuster, grant statehood to Washington, D.C., and more.

McConnell, noting the split majority in the Senate and the “narrow” Democratic House majority, said on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” that Democrats “misread the election.” He said it was “not a mandate to turn America into Bernie Sanders’ view of what America ought to be.”

“So far, this administration is not … interested in doing anything on a bipartisan basis in the political center,” McConnell outlined. “They’d be more than happy to pick off a few of our members and do what they would like to do, but there has been no effort whatsoever by the president or the administration to do anything in the political center.

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