McConnell said today he didn’t want to “go back and relitigate the events of the past.” —>
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) cautioned today that it would be a “mistake” for the Republican majority to “misread your mandate” and “think it’s going to be forever.”
“Nothing is forever in this country. We have an election every two years right on schedule. We have had since 1788. And so I don’t think we should act as if we’re going to be in the majority forever,” McConnell told reporters in a news conference to discuss election results.
“We’ve been given a temporary lease on power, if you will. And I think we need to use it responsibly. I think what the American people are looking for is results. And to get results in the Senate, as all of you know, it requires some Democratic participation and cooperation.”
He cautioned that “overreaching after an election is, generally speaking, a mistake.”