McConnell: We'll Will Work With Obama If He Acts Like A Republican

7 years ago by David

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explained Wednesday that Republicans would be happy to work with President Barack Obama on "the really serious, seemingly intractable problems" as long as he agreed to do things their way.

"If the president is willing to do what I and my members would do anyway, we’re not going to say no," McConnell said at a breakfast hosted by Politico's Mike Allen.

"But that's not much of a concession," Allen noted. "That's not bargaining, to just give you what you want."

"I like to think I'm a pretty good negotiator," McConnell replied.

The Minority Leader's Wednesday remarks echoed comments he made after big Republican wins in November.

"If the administration wants cooperation, it will have to begin to move in our direction," he said following the midterm elections.

In October, McConnell told the National Journal that "[t]he single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."


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