McConnell: American People ‘Want Things Done in the Political Center’ | CNS News

Mitch McConnell (RINO - KY)

Mitch McConnell (RINO – KY)

( – Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says now that Republicans control the Congress, President Obama needs to talk to Republicans.

“And that’s good, because when the American people elect a divided government, they’re not saying they don’t want anything done. What they are saying is, they want things done in the political center, things that both sides can agree on,” McConnell told CNN’s “State of the Union” in an interview that aired on Sunday.

McConnell said he’s proved that he’s willing to negotiate with President Obama:

“You know, the only agreements that have been made during these (Obama) years on a bipartisan basis, I negotiated — the December 2010 two-year extension of the Bush tax cuts, the August 2011 Budget Control Act, and the December 31, 2012, fiscal cliff deal. So I’m not opposed to negotiating with the administration.”

(As reported at the time, the 2012 fiscal cliff deal boosted federal spending by $332 billion over the next ten years. A majority of House Republicans voted against the bill, but House Speaker John Boehner, like McConnell, voted for it.)

McConnell told CNN he thinks the American people had two messages for Washington in the November election:

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