“I mean, what else are we supposed to think when the Democrats’ top political strategist here in the Senate goes out on national television and predicts failure two weeks ahead of the deadline and then comes right out and says yesterday that he thinks the outcome he predicted is good politically for the president?” the minority leader asked.

McConnell was referring to Senate Democrats’ top communicator Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill This week: Senate wrapping up defense bill after amendment fight Cuomo warns Dems against cutting DACA deal with Trump MORE (D-N.Y.), who predicted the supercommittee would fail to slash deficit spending back in early November. 

McConnell said that, in contrast, Republicans had always worked with Democrats in good faith to forge a deal.

“I know for a fact that Republicans wanted this committee to deliver, and the good news is we’ll still see $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction,” McConnell concluded.