(DCWatchdog.com) – In a sign that the 2022 midterm congressional elections are already heating up a full ten months before voters go to the polls, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, just verbally assaulted President Joe Biden over the speech Biden delivered on voting rights in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday.
As reported by National Review in a piece headlined “McConnell Tears into Biden’s Atlanta Speech: ‘Incoherent, Incorrect, and Beneath His Office’”:
“Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) tore into President Biden’s speech advocating a suspension of filibuster rules, in remarks on the Senate floor on Wednesday.
“The president’s rant—rant—yesterday was incoherent, incorrect, and beneath his office,’ McConnell said.
“Biden gave a speech at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Tuesday in an attempt to drum up support for suspending filibuster rules in order to pass voting legislation. McConnell blasted the speech as a demagogic attempt to cast Republicans as racists over their opposition to federalizing elections.” [emphasis added]
After giving details about Biden’sspeech, McConnell leveled the following charge at Biden:
“‘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 said. ‘This whole display is the best possible argument for preserving the Senate rules that extend deliberation, force bipartisan compromise, and let cooler heads prevail.’” [emphasis added]
What do you think? Do you side with President Joe Biden and those who believe the Senate filibuster rule should be cast aside when it comes to passing federal voting rights laws? Or, do you side with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and those who believe the filibuster rule should remain in place and be used to stop Biden and the Democrats from passing federal voting rights laws?