By Joshua Altman - 09/08/11 04:37 PM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday criticized President Obama’s impending speech on job creation, saying, “this isn’t a jobs plan, it’s a reelection plan.”
Speaking on the Senate floor in advance of the president’s address to a joint session of Congress, McConnell attacked Obama for not consulting with Republicans and then calling the plan bipartisan.
McConnell said that in tonight’s speech the president needs to “acknowledge the failures of an economic agenda that centers on government spending and debt” and to begin “being as bold about liberating job creators as the administration’s been about shackling them.”
The president will present his jobs plan to a joint session of Congress at 7 p.m.