In a candid interview with “Fox & Friends” on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was shocked at the speed at which Democrats are moving towards an economic system of government that has failed miserably every time it has been tried. He told the program that for as long as Republicans held control of the Senate, he would continue to be the “grim reaper” of the Democratic socialist agenda, ripping it to shreds wherever he could find it.
“What we’re seeing now on the Democratic side is a debate about whether socialism would be a good thing for America,” McConnell lamented. “I never thought in my lifetime that we would be debating the free enterprise system in this country.”
Why would he see such a debate materializing? Our system of free market capitalism, in conjunction with our unique brand of democracy, has lifted the United States to heights unprecedented in the history of the world.
Not only that, but our success has been the world’s success. Through our generosity and our open trade system, countries all over the world have benefited tremendously from this economic triumph called capitalism. Is it a perfect system? Perhaps not. But when you put the record of capitalism up against the Communism and socialism systems that have killed hundreds of millions of people, there is no comparison.
“None of these socialist games, the Green New Deal, Medicare For All, are going to pass the Senate,” he said.
In an interview with Laura Ingraham last week, McConnell warned that Democrats were only trying to make states out of Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico because it would help them solidify their socialist agenda.
“I am the grim reaper when it comes to the socialist agenda that they’ve been jetting up over in the House with overwhelming Democratic support and sending it over to America,” McConnell said. “They plan to make the District of Columbia a state — that’d give them two new Democratic senators — Puerto Rico a state, that would give them two more new Democratic senators. This is full-bore socialism on the march in the House. And yeah, as long as I’m the majority leader of the Senate, none of that stuff is going anywhere.”