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January 13, 2022

McConnell: Biden Speech was ‘Profoundly Unpresidential’ [Video]

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave a scathing condemnation of President Joe Biden’s recent speech in Georgia, in which he promoted voting rights and changing the filibuster, calling it “divisive” and “profoundly unpresidential.”

McConnell began his remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday by recalling “12 months ago” when Biden promoted unity and “said we should ‘see each other not as adversaries, but as neighbors.'”

“Yesterday, he called millions of Americans his domestic ‘enemies,'” McConnell said. “How profoundly unpresidential.”

“Yesterday, with the world’s largest megaphone, he invoked the literal Civil War and said we are on the doorstep of autocracy. Talked about domestic enemies. Rhetoric unbecoming of a president of the United States,” McConnell said. 

“The President’s rant yesterday was incorrect, incoherent, and beneath his office.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has said that the Senate will vote on rule changes to the filibuster by January 17. Biden is reportedly meeting with Senate Democrats on Thursday to urge them once again to change the filibuster so they can pass voting rights legislation, according to The Hill.

But Democrats would need all 50 senators to pull that off, and Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.VA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have repeatedly said they support the filibuster remaining intact.

Read a transcript of McConnell’s remarks here.


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McConnell says Biden speech was ‘incoherent, incorrect and beneath his office’

2 comments on McConnell: Biden Speech was ‘Profoundly Unpresidential’ [Video]

  1. Tom says:

    Its a darn shame that McConnell held this speech till now. Where was he and his speech in November 2020? Where was he in December 2020 when he should have given this speech to GOP senators and Trump! The GOP and Trump started the mistrust in our electoral system. Now the GOP seems incensed that the Democrats are following the GOP playbook!!! Hypocrits ALL!!!

  2. CharlieSeattle says:

    Nice photo op! Can we expect any action? No? WTF not?

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