Sen. Mitch McConnell Optimistic On Bipartisan Achievements in 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by, Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon, left, and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks to a group of small business owners as Republicans work to pass their sweeping tax bill, a blend of generous tax cuts for businesses and more modest tax cuts for families and individuals, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

December 23, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is optimistic, saying 2018 may be a year of bipartisan achievements.

In a briefing on capitol hill on Friday, the Kentucky Senator touted the recent success in passing the tax reform bill, saying the process brought republicans of all stripes, as well as the administration together.

McConnell went on to say the legislative year was very partisan.

Although, with republicans losing one seat in the Senate next year, Republicans and Democrats will have to work together to pass legislation.

“There’s not much you can do on a partisan basis in the Senate at 52-48 or at 51- 49 which will be the number for us next year,” said McConnell. “I don’t think most of our Democratic colleagues want to do nothing. And there are areas I think where we can get bipartisan agreement.”

McConnell went on to say two areas of potential bipartisan agreement could be a rollback of some of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations, and a permanent solution for young illegal immigrants, which could come to a floor vote in mid-January.

  • Jason Traxler

    Is Mitch planning to retire at the beginning of 2018?

  • Tross

    Term limits!! Vote these rinos OUT!

  • Rick Martinez

    It’s good Congress Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is awakening to President Trump’s need for tweets, the liberal democrat BIASED MEDIA, and perhaps even to a new presidential leadership paradigm and style he’s never experienced before. You see, for years and years it’s always been okay for the MEDIA to write and talk about PEOPLE–but it’s never been okay for PEOPLE to write and speak about the MEDIA…until President Trump, and he is doing so effectively and successfully. How else can the American people hear what’s positive, optimistic, good, what’s being accomplished, and how they are being served by the COMMITMENT to America and Americans FIRST? Also, Mitch McConnell and the rest of Senate and House conservatives–and the liberal democrats alike–needed to know President Trump was a real leader and someone to be reckoned with. President Trump had to prove whether it was better for 100 burros to a lead a lion, or ONE LION to lead 100 burros–and how habits are cobwebs at first…cables at last: The STATUS QUO way of how things had always been done–and especially NOT done–had to change. “Well done” is better than “well said” and accomplishment is the new leadership paradigm in government. Now look at Mitch and the conservatives in Congress: They’re all beaming with pride because of accomplishment. President Trump has shown and proven THEY can not only lead but unite, and if they can unite themselves in Congress, they can unite America and Americans. The same is true of us as citizens.

  • Thomas Read

    Ditch Mitch!

  • Deployable

    Don’t limit yourself, Mitch. You can roll back Dodd-Frank with 51 votes.

  • Brad

    Optimistic- this guy been smoking some wacky tobacco and needs to come up for air. Is he talking about the liberal so-called republicans and of course the democrap obstructionist?????

  • ginjit.dw

    Do not trust mitchell. He is not gonna produce for potus.

  • Frank

    “Sen. Mitch McConnell Optimistic On Bipartisan Achievements in 2018”
    After ALL the hate and obstruction from the left (and RINOs); this swamp creature is STILL adhering to the politically correct dogmas of the past. Is there ANYONE left or right that believes the Democrats will do ANYTHING to work with the GOP?

    Come on McConnell, speak the truth. No one from left of any aisle is going to do a thing to help the GOP or Trump succeed. Their entire strategy is ruin, ruin, deny, deny, obstruct, obstruct, divide, divide. And, shall continue to be for at least three years.

  • Tyrone

    Everytime i see one of these Washington Swamp Creatures, whether its McConnell, Pelois, McCain, Schumer, Conyer, etc., it reminds me that our Founding Fathers’ one mistake of not incorporating Term Limits.

    • FromThe70s

      They overlooked that because they never thought being a politician would ever be anyone’s full time job.

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  • fatboy46

    Democrats ‘bipartisan ‘ = do it our way. Republicans ‘bipartisan ‘ = do it their way.

  • PA

    Don’t believe that “traitorous leader” & NON-REP has Ever paid Attention to Constituents,
    their will, their say, their voices, their mandates & their VOTES!
    Never heard “Bipartisianship” with The Dem Party that told US “NOT NO but HELL NO!”

  • escaped to Alaska

    The party of obstruction will not be forced to actually invite the Democrats to the table, as going forward legislation needs 60 votes to pass. They will now need to bribe senators from the other side of the isle to pass legislation. You thought congress was ineffective in 2017, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Fire the entire lot of Senators, if they had to find honest work they would be in the unemployment line, unfortunately the think tanks and businesses will hire them to lobby.

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    • Watchman59

      Actually the “Republican ‘leadership'” is made up of Unipartarians who are simply the other side of the same coin as their “opponents,” the Democrats. And they ARE sticking together with their soul mates “across the aisle.” Only thing we can do is get rid of the lot of them.

  • Sergio Bungholio

    Hey Mitch. Feels good to win, eh? For the gang the couldnt shoot straight…kind of new

  • landy fincannon

    Translation = bipartisanship means both parties conspire against we the people

    • Tyrone

      yes, they will work together to remove Trump unless we give Trump some help…he can’t get rid of all these Swamp Creatures by himself, we need to help him with every election

  • BillVA

    You never hear Democrats worry about Republicans being on board with ANYTHING.

    -Democrats run for office to aggressively further their agenda.
    -Republicans run for office to stay on the DC cocktail party circuit.
    Andrew Wilcow

  • Harold Swift

    There may be some bipartisan activates in 2018 as there will be many new faces in the House and Senate. I hope one new face fills McConnell’s spot.

  • ETXPete

    There is no future in trying to work with Democrats. They are committed leftists
    and they are not going to budge. We have to defeat them. It’s sad to say but we are in a civil war; American exceptionalism (MAGA) vs. the socialism of Europe. The leftist dream is to wipe out Western Civilization.

    • Rufus Firefly

      in the Twilight Zone

      • Griffin

        I knew I saw you there!

    • Tyrone

      the left wants one global socialist government, so they can take from the American taxpayers and give our money to those around the world that will vote for a living

      • ETXPete


  • Ray

    It’s Sunday, where is Senator Chuckies response to this?

  • Impaler

    Boring article. Did you notice that the big reporters work monday through friday and theres all kinds of big “breaking news”? On Saturday and Sunday nothing happens,but first thing monday all hell breaks loose again until next weekend arrives, then again nothing happens. Rather suspicious.

    • BillVA

      Sure, but not only does that follow the cycle in DC, you cannot expect reporters to work 7 days a week.

  • 2EdgedSword

    I would like to be able to force the retirement of McConnell and each of his supporters. McConnell is one of the most dangerous anti-Americans, second only to George Soros IMHO.

  • FromThe70s

    I am optimistic about how much better off we will be if Mitch is replaced by a republican.

    • SaidNO2Liberalism

      I would nominate Ted Cruz to replace him.

  • Just A Guy

    So Mitchie-Poo went from hater to lover overnight. HTH does that happen?

    • HarryObrian

      Two words,…. ‘midterm elections’. Don’t be fooled.

      • Disgusted Caucasian

        Actually, Mitch and the other swamp rats are REALLY worried about primaries more than the midterms.

        • BillVA

          One can only hope…

    • Impaler

      It’s not who you know,it’s who you blow.

    • PA

      More rear ramrodded Dem CASH MONEY was PACd into this LYING, covert, subversive,
      Dem Black Op RINO facilitator, enabler & Antagonist..

    • Tyrone

      he joins the Trump Train after over a year of trying to derail it.