Republicans, according to RNC President Ronna McDaniel, will work with the Biden admin. to serve Americans if Biden will work with them.
McDaniel, who appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, cited previous President Bill Clinton, who led as a centrist after Republicans surged into power with a large red wave in 1994.
“We require a president who will work across the aisle,” McDaniel added. “None of this happens unless these parties collaborate. So, if we retake the Senate and the House the American people are saying to Joe Biden, We want you to work for us, and we would like you to work across the aisle to address the challenges we’re facing. Isn’t that what Bill Clinton did? After ’94, after he failed those midterms, he approached me and said, Let’s work together. It will be interesting to watch whether President Biden does something like this.”
“Absolutely,” said host Dana Bash. “And that necessitates a two-way street. Will Republicans be prepared to do the same, rather than simply act as a hurdle for him?”
“We have no choice,” McDaniel replied. “We have to work for the American people. I am not a resident of Washington, D.C. I am from Michigan. Every day, I interact with others. I speak with restaurant owners that are desperate for workers. I talk to families, including mine, who are grappling with educational gaps as a result of our children being locked down. They are eager to see the government begin to function.”
“And Republicans will become a partner?” Bash inquired.
“Yes,” McDaniel said.
Despite McDaniel’s vow that Republicans will work with Biden, he has provided no sign that he will. Biden stated at a public event in September and again this week that he would be busy using his veto authority to prevent Republicans from carrying out their plan.
“If we lose the House and the Senate, it’s going to be a very difficult two years,” Biden remarked in Sept. at a DNC event in Boston, according to the Associated Press. “I’ll be putting in more time with the veto pen than working.”
“If we can just get through and retain this Senate and House, we’ll be fine,” Biden stated once more at a DNC event. “However, if we lose the Senate and House, it will be a terrible two years. The good thing is that I’ll have veto power.”