WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 16: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gestures as she speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol Building on December 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
UPDATED 5:00 PM PT – Tuesday, December 21, 2021
According to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), conservative Americans should feel very confident ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. He rejoiced as the GOP heads into the upcoming New Year in a strong position.
During a radio interview Monday, McConnell highlighted Joe Biden’s failure to get Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to support the near $5 trillion Build Back Better bill. The Kentucky lawmaker was then asked if he had any “inkling” that Biden’s negotiations would ultimately flop.
“Not an inkling, but a hope,” he stated. “Ironically, at my wrap-up press conference at the end of the session I said the single biggest favor Manchin could do for the country is to kill this bill. It was an exciting thing to hear. It’s exactly what the country needed at this particular in time.”
McConnell went on to say, Biden is facing a growing amount of backlash from Americans while highlighting Biden’s record low approval ratings.
“Joe Biden started off over 50 percent, he’s now in the low 40s,” said the senator. “He just lost his top legislative priority. We’ve had a terrific year. The American people have seen what true liberalism looks like. Actually, I think more accurately, what socialism looks like.”
McConnell also highlighted Republican victories in this year’s recent special elections despite Biden’s endorsements to Democrat candidates.
“And we’re heading toward a very significant midterm election next year and we should, in all likelihood, flip both the House and the Senate to the Republican Party,” he continued.
McConnell went on to say he believes a growing number of Americans are waking up to far-left lawmaker’s attack on values central to the nation’s founding.
While looking forward, McConnell said he is confident that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) does not have enough votes to pass Biden’s spending bill by Christmas. The Republican stressed the only change it could have to pass next year is if major revisions are made.