US Republican Senate Leader Will Give Candidates A Chance
The leader of the Republicans in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell, has said he will give the Biden administration’s ministerial candidates a fair chance.
Biden’s prospective ministers need majority support from the Senate before they can be appointed. The Republicans still have the majority in the upper house of the US parliament.
Biden’s ministerial candidates “aren’t all going to be approved by oral vote, and they’re not all going to make it, but I will allow them to be voted,” McConnell said in an interview with a conservative political commentator from his home state of Kentucky.
The most influential Republican in Congress said he has no intention of “bringing the government to its knees.” He was referring to the Democratic faction leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, who made it difficult for several candidate candidates for President Donald Trump.
“I’m going to treat him a lot better than Chuck Schumer Donald Trump has ever treated,” McConnell said. During President Barack Obama’s tenure, McConnell went to great lengths to stop candidates for Obama appointments.
According to McConnell, the outcome of the November election should be seen as a message from the American people that the two sides should seek out political “civil society”. The Republican Senate leader said cooperation is possible on infrastructure spending, one of the priorities of the upcoming government.
Just a week ago, McConnell acknowledged that Biden would be the 46th president of the United States. While he previously expressed no support for President Donald Trump’s baseless allegations of electoral fraud by the Democrats, McConnell did take the view that Trump was entitled to raise alleged election irregularities.