McConnell on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News Channel’s ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum’ this afternoon. See below for highlights or click here to watch the full interview.

On the Democrats’ Far-Left Prescription for America:

“First, the government is not the people. The President got it exactly wrong. This is a massive engagement or recommendation that we engage in higher taxes, more spending and dramatically more debt. Senator Romney had it exactly right. This is the wrong prescription for America. We’re coming out of this pandemic, growth is picking up dramatically. Vaccines are getting in arms. These proposals are wildly out of proportion to what the country needs at this particular juncture.


“What is being recommended here jeopardizes the future of our entire country. The massive amount of debt to deal with an economy that is coming back on its own, getting back where it was in February of 2020, we had the best economy we had in 50 years. Low unemployment among African Americans, Asian Americans, all Americans. We simply need to let this economy bloom again with the end of the pandemic, which is occurring with the dissemination of vaccine shots into arms all over the country.”


On the Biden Administration’s Bait-and-Switch Strategy:

“We're friendly. We’ve done deals together in the past. However, the reason we're not talking now is because he's not trying to do anything remotely close to moderate. Think of it as the Biden bait-and-switch. He ran as a moderate, but everything he's recommended so far has been hard left. Bernie Sanders is really happy. He may have lost a nomination, but he won the argument over what today's Democratic party is -- more taxes, more spending, more borrowing.


On Senator Tim Scott’s Response to the President’s Joint Address:

“What we're doing is focusing on the future, not the past. If you want to see the future, watch Tim Scott's great speech last night. He laid out what the Republican party today and tomorrow is going to look like.”