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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., fired back at President Biden after the latter’s flawed election overhaul speech in Georgia on Tuesday, with the GOP leader saying the speech “undermines democracy.”
McConnell torched the president from the Senate floor on Wednesday, tearing into Biden over his widely panned speech, calling it a “deliberately divisive” and one that was “designed to pull our country further apart.”
The top Senate Republican said Biden “called millions of Americans his domestic enemies” in the speech and “shouted that if you disagree with him, you’re George Wallace.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the U.S. Capitol on June 22, 2021. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
“George Wallace?” McConnell continued. “If you don’t pass the laws he wants, you’re Bull Connor, and if you oppose giving Democrats untrammeled, one-party control of the country, well you’re Jefferson Davis.”
McConnell also slammed Biden for invoking the Civil War “to demonize Americans who disagree with him” and pointed out that the president compared “a bipartisan majority of senators to literal traitors.”
“How profoundly, profoundly unpresidential,” McConnell said. “Look, I’ve known,