McConnell says Democrats 'headed toward a pretty good beating’ in midterms

Verskyn op “Fox News Sondag,” McConnell het gesê hy is vol vertroue dat Republikeine die meerderheid in die Huis en Senaat sal terugwen weens die Biden se administrasie “onbevoegdheid” on issues like the economy and foreign policy.

US GENERAL SAYS COUNTER-TERRORISM EFFORTS ARE ‘MORE DIFFICULT’ AFTER BIDEN’S AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a Republican strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Dinsdag, Maart 8, 2022.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a Republican strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Dinsdag, Maart 8, 2022. ((AP Foto / J. Scott Applewhite))

His policies have not worked, beginning with the precipitous and ill-advised onttrekking uit Afghanistan, which became kind of a metaphor for the incompetence that’s been on full display during this administration,” the senator said. “None of the policies they have pursued have worked out well.

The economy, the precipitous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the domestic energy issue we’ve already been discussing, misdaad, problems in public education – this administration has really got their hands full, and I think they’re headed toward a pretty good beating in the fall election,” hy het gesê.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, walks to the Senate floor at the U.S. Kapitool in Washington, op Dinsdag, Jan.. 18, 2022.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, walks to the Senate floor at the U.S. Kapitool in Washington, op Dinsdag, Jan.. 18, 2022. (Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

McConnell said that if Republicans do retake Congress in November, they’ll be able tomake surethe president governs as a moderate.

“Uiteraard, we’ll have to work with the administration to see what we can agree on,” hy het gesê. “Biden ran as a moderate – if I’m the majority leader in the Senate and Kevin McCarthy is the speaker in the House, we’ll make sure Joe Biden is a moderate.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 16, 2021, in Washington.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 16, 2021, in Washington. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

McConnell’s comments came after a recent Fox News national voter survey revealed Biden’s overall job rating is underwater by 9 punte (45% approve vs. 54% afkeur), en deur 21 points on his handling of the economy (38% approve, 59% afkeur).

Former Clinton adviser and pollster Mark Penn told Fox News on Friday that Bidentook a big hit on the way he handled Afghanistanbut that he recentlylost one of his key attributes, which was always likability.

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