During a bizarre address at a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce event in Lexington on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader and leading RINO Mitch McConnell declared his love for Joe Biden.
“You’re stranded on a desert island with only one companion,” McConnell was asked during the event, “Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, or Jimmy Carter are your options. Who do you choose?”
Carter was immediately removed, and he told the crowd, “We can rule him out.”
Then McConnell ruled out Obama, whom he tried to make a “one-term president” during his stint as majority leader of the Senate.
“The only thing I didn’t like about him is he had a tendency to tell me to my face what I thought,” McConnell said of Obama. “And one time I had to say, ‘Mr. President, really, that’s not what I think.’”
With only two options left, McConnell gladly chose Biden, without commenting on Clinton.
Courier-journal.com reports: “Biden and I did four bipartisan deals during the Obama administration. I consider him a personal friend,” McConnell said. “I was the only Republican who went to his son Beau’s funeral, so that would be an easy choice. I think Biden is a first-rate person.”
While they may have a friendly personal relationship, McConnell has not shied away from making clear his desire to frustrate Biden politically.
In May, for example, McConnell said “100% of my focus is on stopping this new administration.”
And in June, the Kentucky Republican said if he becomes majority leader again, he would block any Supreme Court nominee Biden would put up in 2024 and might even do the same for a nominee in 2023.
At Tuesday’s Kentucky Chamber of Commerce event, McConnell was not asked any similar “desert island” question about the two living and former Republican presidents, George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
McConnell previously said this year the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during a deadly riot were “fed lies” about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election and “provoked” by Trump, though McConnell would later vote to acquit Trump of inciting an insurrection during the president’s second impeachment trial.
Trump, in turn, has repeatedly bashed McConnell for not contesting the 2020 presidential election results, which Trump has baselessly claimed were fraudulent.
“Had Mitch McConnell fought for the Presidency like he should have, there would right now be Presidential Vetoes on all of the phased Legislation that he has proven to be incapable of stopping,” Trump said this week in the latest of various statements he has issued since losing to Biden.
On Tuesday, McConnell said he didn’t have “any observations” about Trump’s comments and is instead “focusing on the present and future.”