McConnell Says GOP-Run Senate Will Be Picky With Biden Appointments

Speaking at a Rotary Club in Florence, Kentucky, on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell discussed the Republicans’ plans to fight back against President Joe Biden if they retake the Senate in the November midterms.

During his speech, McConnell praised recent decisions from the Supreme Court which bolstered the Second Amendment and overturned Roe v. Wade, returning the issue of abortion to the states. The Senate Minority Leader asserted that the Dobbs abortion decision was the correct ruling because it removed the power to legislate the issue from a deeply divided Congress.

“In the Senate, most things require 60 votes, not just 51,” McConnell noted. “Neither side of this issue has come anywhere close to having 60 votes, so I think this is likely to all be litigated out in the various states around the country through the democratic process.”

Meanwhile, the Kentucky Republican stressed that Biden has molded the executive branch into a far-left playground, pointing out that the president has never been a moderate, but only claimed to be one because he was running against radical candidates such as socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for the Democratic presidential nomination.

According to McConnell, Biden has shown his true colors since taking office. The Kentucky senator has vowed to stop the president from moving the U.S. further to the left when the GOP takes back the Senate.

“So, if I’m majority leader, we’ll be really picky on appointments,” McConnell stated. “There’s 12,000 executive branch appointments that come to us. They’re not all as important as the Supreme Court, but many of them are quite important. They have to be confirmed by the Senate.”

The Senate Minority Leader went on to note that there is still potential for Biden to move back towards the center if the predicted red wave crashes down in the midterms, pointing out that former President Bill Clinton pulled back on his sweeping agenda after the 1994 midterm elections.

Until the November elections, McConnell says he will continue trying to bring the Biden administration back to the center.

Of course, the GOP leader — referred to by many “America-First” conservatives as a RINO — noted that he would continue to compromise with Democrats on many issues, just as he did with raising the debt ceiling, infrastructure and gun control. However, McConnell did say that the fate of the U.S. is up to the American people who will be giving Biden his report card by voting in November.