Joe Biden’s on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, where Bloomberg News national political reporter Sahil Kapur tweeted that Biden told a New Hampshire couple that he believes Republicans will have an “epiphany” when Donald Trump is out of office and will begin working with Democrats again.
Biden in NH, recalling a time of cross-party consensus, says he worked with “a lot of good people” in the Senate from both parties.
“We can get back to that place,” he says, before urging voters to help him kick Trump out of office.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 14, 2019
Has Joe Biden ever met Mitch McConnell? Jim Jordan? Kevin McCarthy? These people have not shown any willingness to work with Democrats. You’d think a guy who was in the White House in the years between 2009 and 2017 might remember how these same Republicans blocked every initiative, every infrastructure bill, every progressive policy proposal, every judicial appointment, and on and on. But magically they will all set it aside and give President Joe Biden whatever he wants?
He went further, saying there are “a lot of good people” in the Senate from both parties. Needless to say, the online reaction was probably a lot different than the reaction in the backyard of that New Hampshire home.
Wasn't Biden in the Obama Administration or am I remembering that wrong?
— Ezra Levin (@ezralevin) May 14, 2019
Biden is deranged. Republican obstruction of Obama's judicial nominees was unprecedented. Republicans are suing to deem protections for pre-existing conditions unconstitutional, despite majority support. None of that will change after Trump. Republicans do not want consensus. pic.twitter.com/z53QoMmcrv
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) May 14, 2019
— Michael (マイケル) (@ZedMinor) May 14, 2019
So what do you think? Do you believe Joe Biden can get Republicans in the Senate to return to the supposed cooperation of days of old?