McConnell says Manchin would feel 'a lot more comfortable on our side'

“그의 문제에 대한 좋은 해결책은 통로를 건너 우리와 합류하는 것입니다.,” McConnell은 에 출연하여 말했습니다. “아메리카 리포트.” “He would be treated with respect and find himself in agreement with the party he was caucusing with most of the time.

파일 - President Trump embraces Sen. 조 만친, Democrat of West Virginia, after speaking during the State of the Union Address at the U.S. 워싱턴의 국회 의사당, 1 월. 30, 2018. (사진: 게티 이미지를 통한 SAUL LOEB / AFP)

파일 – President Trump embraces Sen. 조 만친, Democrat of West Virginia, after speaking during the State of the Union Address at the U.S. 워싱턴의 국회 의사당, 1 월. 30, 2018. (사진: 게티 이미지를 통한 SAUL LOEB / AFP) (게티 이미지를 통한 SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Rumors of a Manchin party switch have rippled through Washington following his vow to vote down President Biden’s signature Build Back Better bill. If Manchin were to switch parties and become a Republican, it would give the GOP control of the Senate with a slim 51-senator majority.

MITCH MCCONNELL SAYS HE’D WELE MANCHIN TO THE GOP IF HE WAS SO ‘INCLINED’

He gave the American people the Christmas gift they needed,” McConnell 말했다. “He killed this bill in its current form, which would have been really bad for America, exactly the wrong kind of prescription for the rampant inflation that we are suffering already.

Asked if he had spoken to the Democratic senator on the possibility of moving across the aisle, McConnell 말했다, “He’s never indicated he is willing to do it.

He’s been a lifelong Democrat. I don’t expect this to happen,” he acknowledged. “But if it did, it would be a positive thing for him and the country because we still have moderates on the Republican side of the aisle.

WASHINGTON, DC - 십월 06: 이것의. 조 만친 (D-WV) speaks at a press conference outside his office on Capitol Hill on October 06, 2워싱턴gtDC, DC.

워싱턴, DC – 십월 06: 이것의. 조 만친 (D-WV) speaks at a press conference outside his office on Capitol Hill on October 06, 2021 워싱턴, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

As for what’s holding Manchin back, the Kentucky Republican said, “This is a conversation we have had with him over the years.

He is in a very red state…he is trying to exist in today’s Democratic Party which is very hard,” McConnell 말했다. “The Democratic Party today is the party of Bernie Sanders. They want to turn America into a socialist country. No wonder Joe Manchin is uncomfortable on the Democratic side of the aisle … he’d be a lot more comfortable on our side, but that’s a better question to ask him.

Shifting to next year’s midterm elections, McConnell predicted a “극적인” victory for the GOP.

We have a 50-50 Senate now. I think the environment for a midterm correction is going to be dramatic, and I think there is a great likelihood the House will flip and high likelihood the Senate will as well,” 그는 말했다.

The good thing about that for the American people is that will ensure that President Biden for the last two years of his term is indeed the moderate he claimed to be when he ran for president.

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