President Joe Biden vowed to work across the aisle when he was elected president in 2020. So far, his administration have had some major successes with the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill last year and recently, the CHIPS act.
Close Trump ally Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) does not appear to be on board with this wave of bipartisanship and is already signalling the tough road ahead if Republicans should retake control of Congress after the midterms.
Jordan told Politico that it is “wrong” for Senate Republicans to work with Democrats on legislation backed by President Biden.
“I wish they wouldn’t,” he said of Senate Republicans. “Look at all the pushback.”
Jordan praised McCarthy for opposing every major Biden administration agenda item, saying the House minority leader is “on the side of the American people.”
While House members like Jordan praise McCarthy’s approach, some Senate Republicans are worried his strategy could lead to him dismissing good bills and help Democrats make their point about the GOP being obstructionists.
“I wish [McCarthy] would take a deeper policy look at some of these issues that we’ve come together on, understanding they may want to make changes,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), told Politico. “Just unilaterally being against? I’d rather get things done, put it that way.”