Ronna McDaniel, the Chairwoman of the RNC, explained that Republicans were more than willing to work with Biden and his administration to assist Americans as long as Biden is willing to actually work with them.
While speaking during an appearance on the Sunday edition of CNN’s “State of the Union,” McDaniel highlighted the prime example of former President Bill Clinton, who governed with a much more centralized tendency in the wake of Republicans clearing house as they took office in the sweeping red wave of 1994.
“[W]e need a president that’s going to work across the aisle,” stated McDaniel. “None of this happens unless both parties are working together. So, 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. Bill Clinton did that, right? After ’94, when he lost those midterms, he came across and said, let’s work together. It will be interesting to see if President Biden does that.”
“Absolutely,” chimed in show host Dana Bash. “And that requires a two-way street. Will Republicans be willing to do the same, and not just be a roadblock for him?”
“We have to,” shot back McDaniel. “We have to work on behalf of the American people. I don’t live in Washington, D.C. I live in Michigan. I talk to people every day. 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. They really want to see government start functioning.”
“And Republicans will be a partner?” questioned Bash.
“Yes,” responded McDaniel.
Despite the promises coming from McDaniel about Republicans actually working with Biden, Old Uncle Joe himself has issued no such indications about his willingness to work with Republicans after the midterms. While speaking back in September at a public event, Biden made the claim that he would be quite busy making use of his veto power to butt heads with Republicans as a means to stop them from implementing any legislation or address their agenda.
“If we lose the House and we lose the Senate it’s going to be a really difficult two years,” claimed Biden in Boston for a DNC reception, as reported by the Associated Press. “I’ll be spending more time with the veto pen than getting anything done.”
“[I]f we just get by and keep this House and Senate, we’re going to be okay,” stated Biden once again at a different reception for the DNC. “But if we lose the House and Senate, it’s going to be a horrible two years. The good news is I’ll have a veto pen.”