In an interview on Fox Business, Mitch McConnell said that he thinks President Trump is “on to something” in his fight against The Squad:
They get into this at the very beginning of the interview.
I’ve transcribed what McConnell said:
We’ll he’s right about The Squad wanting to turn us into a socialist country. What he should have added, however, that it’s a lot broader than just the four of them. The Speaker, the Democratic leader of the Senate, and a whole lot of others including their presidential candidates have all signed up for things like the Green New Deal, which would take away your job; Medicare For All, which would take away your private health insurance. And in order to make any effort to pay for that, they’d have to go after the top 10% taxpayers in America because that’s where 70% of the revenue for the federal government comes from, so they’d slow the economy down.
So I think the president is on to something. We’re having a big debate next year about what we want America to be like. Do we really think socialism applies here at a time of great prosperity [with] 50-year-low unemployment? That’s what the election I think is going to be about.
Maria Bartiromo also asks McConnell about the attacks from Ocasio-Cortez on him, accusing him of advancing racism in not condemning Trump’s tweets.
McConnell responds by saying that everyone knows that’s nonsense and that she, along with everyone else playing the race card, needs to tone down the rhetoric. He points out that he was actually there when Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream speech” and when President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, and he has nothing to apologize for.
McConnell says let’s stop throwing around accusations of racism and instead talk about the real issues, which are that these Democrats want to turn America into a socialist country:
And the issues are…where they want to take America. They want to take America in to a socialist country. I think it’s important to remember that you don’t have to have a military coup to have a socialist country. Most countries have voted it in. Remember Margaret Thatcher said that the problem with socialism is that pretty soon you’ll run out of other people’s money. You know, they’re giving away free this, free that, free that – who do you think is going to pay for that? All the rest of the productive parts of society.
So I think the president is on to something here. We’re going to have a big choice next year about the direction this country ought to take.
McConnell is exactly right about this and I’m glad he’s defending Trump in this battle instead of trying to undercut him.
That sums up about the first three minutes of the interview. Watch the interview above to see more…