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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined the Guy Benson Show to discuss the spending deal between democrat senators, Manchin and Schumer that is reported to raise taxes and spend billions on environmental and energy projects. The bill is also expected to raise taxes on Americans earning less than $400,000 a year.
Leader McConnell reacted to Senator Manchin striking a deal with Schumer saying,
“Well, he’s certainly not been, I should say, consistent, not even recently consistent, because this deal that he cut was Schumer steps on virtually everything he said publicly and privately as recently as within the last couple of weeks.”
“So it’s stunning to watch him try to explain all these reversals of positions in such a short period of time. You know, Joe, in the end, got there on the $1.9 trillion so-called rescue package last year that created 40-year inflation. And now that we are by definition in the middle of a recession, they want to raise taxes. That’s the one thing you don’t do in the middle of a recession.”
McConnell commented on the likelihood of Manchin getting rolled by his own party by saying,
“Yeah, I think there’s overwhelming likelihood. Look, there’s no way we could get rolled on a reconciliation bill. A reconciliation bill doesn’t have any Republican support to begin with. Right. The way they do this is to finally get their act together. And the reason they were able to get their act together is Manchin basically publicly reversed everything he’s been saying both publicly and privately the last two weeks.”