(NewsReady.com) – On Tuesday, January 11, President Joe Biden gave a speech while in Georgia. He attacked Republicans and demanded Democrats kill the filibuster to push voting rights through. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was aghast when he heard Biden’s speech, and tore him apart the next day.
During a fiery speech on the Senate floor, McConnell slammed Biden’s “deliberately divisive” remarks, saying they were “designed to pull our country further apart.” The conservative leader pointed out that the president spoke of Republicans as if they’re his enemies. The Democrat even compared GOP lawmakers to George Wallace, the former racist, Democratic governor of Alabama during the Jim Crow era.
McConnell went on to say he’s liked Biden for many years, but didn’t “recognize the man at the podium yesterday.” He said the speech was “profoundly, profoundly unpresidential.”
McConnell torches Biden on the Senate floor: "Look, I've known, liked and personally respected Joe Biden for many years. I did not recognize the man at the podium yesterday … The president's rant — rant — yesterday was incoherent, incorrect and beneath his office."
— Lindsay Wise (@lindsaywise) January 12, 2022
The GOP leader was disgusted by Biden’s characterization of the 52 senators (including 2 Democrats) who don’t support killing the filibuster. McConnell wasn’t the only person angry about the speech. Rev. Al Sharpton criticized the president too, saying it wasn’t a speech meant to get support for voting rights. Instead, it alienated people.
The press asked Biden how he felt about McConnell’s remarks, and he just said that he likes the minority leader and considers him a friend. What do you think?
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