McConnell: Dems turning Senate into ‘campaign studio’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.) said Democrats were turning the Senate floor into a “campaign studio” ahead of the November mid-term elections.

McConnell said Senate Democrats’ strategy for the rest of the year could be described as “political show votes.”

“Get this, their plan is not to pass legislation, but to time show votes to, quote, ‘coincide with campaign-style trips by President Obama,’” McConnell said Wednesday, citing a New York Times article. “Rather than take up House-passed jobs bills that would actually help middle-class Americans, they plan yet another year of turning the Senate floor into a campaign studio.”

McConnell said Democrats should work with Republicans to pass job-creating legislation, such as repealing ObamaCare, building the Keystone XL pipeline, and passing trade bills.

“I’m asking Washington Democrats to put the ideology and political show votes aside for once and finally join us, join us to give the American people what they’ve been asking for along: more jobs, more opportunity, and an economy that works for the middle class again,” McConnell said.

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