Senate majority leader pledges ‘ to make sure that socialism doesn’t land on the president’s desk…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed to kill radical Democratic proposals if they make it past the House.
“If I’m still the majority leader of the Senate after next year, none of those things are going to pass the Senate,” McConnell said at a local event in Kentucky, referring to socialist initiatives like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All.
“They won’t even be voted on. So think of me as the Grim Reaper: the guy who is going to make sure that socialism doesn’t land on the president’s desk,” he continued.
McConnell said that if the Democrats can’t straighten out their agenda, they risk imperiling the American economy.
“You pass the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, you have fundamentally changed this country, fundamentally changed it into an unproductive place with significant unemployment and huge problems,” he said.
The progressive 2020 Democratic candidates have largely endorsed these far left policies, which mean they’re touted by mainstream Democrats as well—not just “some young woman from New York who just got elected to Congress,” McConnell said, referring to Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez.
McConnell called for a vote on the Green New Deal in the Senate last month in an effort to get many of the Democratic senators running for president to openly endorse the radical plan.
He is also moving to change Senate rules to further speed up the confirmation process for many Trump nominees being delayed by the opposition.
Under the new plan, McConnell would eliminate 28 hours of debate the minority can currently demand before the Senate votes on a nomination.
The new rule would guarantee the minority two hours of debate instead of 30, and would apply to district court judges and low-level administration appointees, like sub-Cabinet posts and nominations to some federal boards.