McConnell on “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino”

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined ‘The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino’ today to discuss COVID-19 relief. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview.

On Democrats’ Continued Blocking COVID Relief Efforts:

“That's a good question to ask the Democrats. What part of this bill are they opposed to? What we tried to do, Dana, was to craft a package that underscored the things that we supposedly agree on. Kids in school. Replenishing the popular small business loan program, which is out of money. More money for hospitals and covering unemployment insurance for another six months. What’s not to like about that?

“What they're saying is, we won't pass things that we are even in favor of unless you give us trillions more. The national debt is already the size of our economy for the first time since World War II. We’re not going to squander funds here. We want to narrowly target the needs of the American people. That’s what this vote is about."

On the Urgent Need for Democrats to Drop their Liberal Wish List:

“It needs to be done right now. It makes you believe they [Democrats] really don't want to do another proposal. They want to wait until after the election and play games with this. What they passed in the House months ago is a $3 trillion wish list of liberal items including tax cuts for rich people in New York and California. Really, that has nothing to do with COVID-19."

On the Senate Democrats’ Agenda:

“This is not your father's Democratic party. They’ve all gone hard left. They will get rid of the filibuster in the Senate, thereby eliminating the potential for any serious opposition. They’ll admit the District of Columbia as a state and Puerto Rico as a state, giving them four new Democratic senators in perpetuity.

“They’ll pack the Supreme Court, the Circuit Courts, the District Courts, and then they’ll turn to the economy. They’ll overregulate and overtax like they always do. America won't look, two years later, like it does today. That’s what the Democrats have in mind.”