Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) and niece of Senator Mitt Romney, declared that Republicans will reach across the aisle and work with President Biden should they win control of Congress following the midterms.
Her comments came during an interview with Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union” over the weekend.
McDaniel initially called for a new era of bipartisanship which would focus on the President having to accept the election results as a mandate to work with Republicans.
“If we win back the House and the Senate, it’s the American people saying to Joe Biden, ‘We want you to work on behalf of us and we want you to work across the aisle and solve the problems that we are dealing with,’” she said.
McDaniel pointed to Bill Clinton who famously turned his fortunes around after a Republican election sweep in 1994 by embracing fiscal responsibility and moving further to the center in governing.
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Ronna McDaniel: GOP Will Work With Biden
Bash pointed out that bipartisanship cuts in both directions and would require Republicans to be open to working with Biden as well.
“Would Republicans be willing to do the same and not just be a roadblock for him?” she asked.
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“We have to,” McDaniel replied. “We have to work on behalf of the American people.”
.@GOPChairwoman Ronna McDaniel: “If [Republicans] win back the House and the Senate, it’s the American people saying to Joe Biden, we want you to work on behalf of us and we want you to work across the aisle and solve the problems that we are dealing with.” pic.twitter.com/Mn5kNxRXCx
— The Hill (@thehill) November 7, 2022
Going back to McDaniel’s claim that a red wave is an indication that Biden must work with Republicans, simply saying that the reverse is also true is a fundamental misunderstanding of the mandate American voters will be giving the GOP.
They want you to be that roadblock.
Voters aren’t turning to Republican candidates in droves because they want them to work with President Biden. If that were the case they’d just vote for Democrats.
The mandate is to shut him down. To keep him and his party and his ideology from destroying the country any more than he already has.
What would you have them compromise on? Open borders? Illegal immigrants voting in our elections? Abortion without limitations? Economic ruin? Biological males competing in women’s sports? Drag queen story hours for kids? Decimated retirement savings plans?
Which of those do you want to reach across the aisle on, Ms. McDaniel?
Because Election Day is likely to show voters don’t want to compromise on any of it. President Biden is already the worst president in the history of this country. There is no compromise with this man and his radical party.
Democrats are fighting to have non-citizens vote and open borders.
Republicans are fighting for voter ID provisions supported by 78% of the American people. pic.twitter.com/2jpeqmDbxR
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 25, 2022
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Consistently Surrendering Before the Election
To paraphrase Groundskeeper Willie of “The Simpsons,” the American people aren’t interested in a party full of ‘surrender monkeys,’ cheese-eating or otherwise.
It’s the Republicans’ job post-election to stop the bleeding. And that means stopping President Biden, not helping him.
“I don’t live in Washington, D.C. I live in Michigan. I talk to people every day,” McDaniel continued after suggesting the GOP would work with Biden.
“I talk to restaurant owners who are desperate to find labor. I talk to families who are dealing, including mine, with these education deficits with our kids being locked down,” she continued.
If she did it’s very likely they would have never said, ‘We want you to work with Biden.’
In fact, it’d be a safe bet that many more uttered the same words brought to you by Rashida Tlaib than anything else.
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“We’re Going to Go in and Impeach the MOTHER F—–!”
If Trump had done this the media would have come unglued. #maga #kag pic.twitter.com/H7px0azYAx
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) January 4, 2019
Ronna McDaniel’s comments aren’t the first example of pre-surrendering to President Biden before the elections have been held.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, quite likely the next Speaker of the House, has already indicated that should the GOP win back congressional control in the 2022 midterms, they will not impeach Biden.
“I think the country doesn’t like impeachment used for political purposes at all,” said McCarthy. “If anyone ever rises to that occasion, you have to, but I think the country wants to heal and … start to see the system that actually works.”
NEW in @PunchbowlNews AM — MCCARTHY on investigations if House Rs take the majority.
TOP LINE: @GOPLeader is quite bearish on impeachment.
Check out what he told us pic.twitter.com/jboHv9NPoX
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 19, 2022
Heal? Work across the aisle?
President Biden had ample opportunity to take that path during his first two years in office. Instead, he has done nothing but demonize Republican voters as MAGA extremists, cast out concerned parents as domestic terrorists, and suggested everyday Americans are white supremacists.
He has politicized the FBI and DOJ to harass and pursue political opponents at every turn. He is the actual danger to democracy.
No, it’s not time to work across the aisle. Or to placate this President in order to heal the country. It’s time to put that worn-out donkey and his party out to pasture. To save the country.
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