(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tried to shift blame for his perceived failure on Obamacare repeal to President Donald Trump’s “excessive expectations” about Congress’ ability to pass legislation.
But in a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Trump did not let McConnell shirk the blame.
Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017
McConnell made these remarks in a speech to a rotary group in Kentucky:
“Congress goes on for two years, and part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the President and others have set early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point,” he said. “Now, our new President has of course not been in this line of work before and I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.”
McConnell said he would keep Congress in session until the third week of August to confirm judicial nominees and pass healthcare and tax reform. But the Senate is in a pro-forma session right now, which means no legislation will be debated.
McConnell said Congress’s work is not finished:
“So, what I’m asking of you is to judge this Congress when it finishes. How much have we done to make America competitive again and to grow again, and that’s part of making America great again, which is what the President talks about so much.”
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