Monday, September 29, 2008

McConnell Demonstrates Leadership

In contrast to Nancy Pelosi's partisan antics on the House Floor, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued a level-headed statement this afternoon. According to Politico:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate still intends to move ahead -- although he doesn't know when.

"We're not leaving town until this is fixed," he just told reporters.

McConnell declined to point fingers over the failure of the bailout bill in the House Monday afternoon.

Instead, McConnell pleaded for quick action.

“Let’s fix the problem instead of fixing blame,” McConnell said.

McConnell said today’s record-breaking losses on Wall Street only underscore the need for immediate action.

“The reaction of the markets makes it clear if anybody had any doubts…that taking no action at all was acceptable,” he said.

When Pelosi and others are losing their heads, it is reassuring that McConnell has kept his.

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