President Joe Biden responded to a recent threat from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) Wednesday, laughing off the Senator’s remarks that “100%” of his focus is “on stopping this new administration.”

“Look,” Biden told reporters, “he said that in our last administration, [with former President] Barack [Obama, that] he was going to stop everything – and I was able to get a lot done with him.”

“Again, look, everything I’m proposing that be done to generate economic growth, employment, and put us in a position where we can out-compete any other country in the world with research and development, and moving ahead: I pay for it,” Biden said.

McConnell’s comment came as response to a question about Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) and the second vote to oust her from her position as the Republican House Committee Chair. “One hundred percent of my focus is on stopping this new administration,” McConnell said. “I think the best way of looking at what this new administration is the President may have won the nomination, but Bernie Sanders [I-Vermont] won the argument about what the new administration should be like. We are confronted with severe challenges from the new administration and a narrow majority in the House and a 50-50 Senate to turn American into a socialist country, and that’s 100% of my focus.”

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