ICYMI: McConnell on ‘America’s Newsroom’

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Dana Perino on Fox News Channel’s ‘America’s Newsroom’ this morning. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview:

On Democrats’ Reckless Taxing and Spending Spree:

“The Wall Street Journal [Editorial Board] figured out what the game is. The game is to shrink the cost, start a whole lot of programs, and claim that it doesn't really cost that much because they expire in a year or two. The goal, of course, is they all become so popular we get them forever. This is just one more round of the kind of inflationary policies that they enacted earlier this year on a party-line basis. They dumped almost $2 trillion on the economy, sent inflation through the roof, and they’re not through. They want to keep on doing it with higher taxes and entitlement programs. What that means to your viewers is they never go away. You can make them look less expensive by saying they will expire in a couple of years, but [Democrats’] gamble is, once they start they never end. And of course, the deficit continues to mount.”

On the IRS Dragnet to Spy on Bank Accounts:

“If every single American was under audit every year, this is completely outrageous. [It’s] a violation of privacy and I hope in the end those advocating this will back away from it. I think the American people will go berserk over this.”

On Democrats’ Efforts to Federalize our Elections:

“It is against the law in America to discriminate against voters on the basis of race. The Voting Rights Act is still intact. What they're trying to do is have the federal government take over all the ways that we do elections in this country, which have historically been administered at the state level. There is not a single state in America enacting new laws after the pandemic trying to suppress the vote based upon race. If the Justice Department thinks any state is doing that, they can go to court.

“My prediction is they’re going to lose. They’re going to lose in Georgia. They’re going to lose in Texas. Kentucky also passed a new law supported mostly by Democrats, signed by a Democratic governor, and our law is arguably more restrictive than the Georgia law or the Texas law. But you don't hear anybody complaining about the Kentucky law because the Democratic governor signed it. This is a solution in search of a problem. Americans all over the country can easily vote right now.”