McConnell on Debt Ceiling Vote: Our Goals 'Not Achievable' Until We Win Senate, Presidency

On Thursday, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) fought back against charges that he had betrayed conservatives by voting for cloture on the debt ceiling bill, explaining, “Look, the problem is, we have a Democratic Senate. Fifty-five Democrats, 45 Republicans – we have a math problem. So, achieving the goal that we all would love to achieve is simply not attainable in the absence of relief at the polls with the American people flipping the Senate and then hopefully giving us a new president.”

Talking with Ben Shapiro on The Ben Shapiro Show on KTTH AM 770, McConnell said, “The goals are not achievable with the current makeup of the Senate and the White House. What is achievable is the American people changing the Senate in reaction to this monstrosity. I think we need to be honest with our supporters; it’s not possible when you have a 55-45 Democratic Senate and Barack Obama in the White House.”

McConnell has come under fire from fellow senators including Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who have claimed that he has been insufficiently stalwart in his opposition to Obamacare and spending.