“Somehow they thought that doing this would set up some kind of a political win for them, which I, frankly never really understood," said McConnell, laughing audibly from the Senate floor. "I mean, I can’t imagine anybody giving them any high-fives for not lowering the price of gas. But anyway, that was the plan."
Reid tried to leave the legislation behind on Tuesday in order to move to the bipartisan postal reform legislation, but Republicans once again voted to stay on the "Big Oil" bill and continue to assail Democrats for the plan which they say would lead to higher, not lower, gas prices.
“None of this makes much sense to me, but that’s how the Democrats have chosen to run the place," said McConnell.