McConnell: Obama intentionally sowing discord in Congress

McConnell said Obama continues to send over partisan legislation like his latest jobs bill that he knows Republicans must oppose and then turns and claims there is gridlock.

“How do you make sure of it[gridlock]? By proposing legislation you know the other side won’t support,” said McConnell, who also argued that Congress is not in fact not broken, as many pundits are fond of saying.

“The fact is, it’s not really true. Congress is not frozen in a state of perpetual gridlock," he concluded.

Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), however, quickly followed McConnell to the floor, saying he had “listened carefully" to the minority leader’s speech but that the sheer number of times the majority has been forced to seek cloture on relatively mundane legislation is proof of the Senate's dysfunction.

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