President Joe Biden didn't crush any words Tuesday when it came to Republican efforts to block the COVID relief laws the country desperately needs.
Before Biden left the White House for a city hall event in Wisconsin, he was asked about Republican opposition to his COVID relief package.
Mitch McConnell said the rejection of COVID aid will unite Republicans. What do you say? "a reporter asked Biden.
"It may unite Republicans, but it will hurt America badly," the president replied.
"It may unite Republicans, but it will hurt America badly," said Pres. Biden says when asked by a reporter outside the White House if the rejection of COVID-19 aid would unite Republicans. https://t.co/KpboCpIBQb pic.twitter.com/lX6NwBxVjs
– ABC News (@ABC) February 16, 2021
Biden's blow to obstructionist McConnell comes shortly after the embarrassed former President Donald Trump issued a statement effectively declaring war on the Senate minority leader.
The vast majority of Americans support Biden's COVID relief plan
The Republicans, led by Senate Minority Chairman Mitch McConnell, seem to think the best way to heal their broken party is to unite against Joe Biden's plan to tackle the public health and economic crisis he inherited last month.
The only problem for them is that the vast majority of Americans, including many Republicans, support Biden's proposal to help. Recent polls show that nearly 70 percent of the country supports the president's plan.
More important than the politics of Biden's plan is necessity. With millions of Americans unemployed and struggling to make ends meet, the federal government must take bold steps to get the economy going again.
Joe Biden and the Democrats in Congress are doing just that, whether Republicans plan to join them or not.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.