President Joe Biden served up some rare bipartisan praise on Tuesday, crediting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with urging conservative men to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots.
The Democratic chief executive has chided Republicans for, in his view, not being serious enough about striking bipartisan deals on pandemic economic relief and infrastructure upgrades. They have been more than willing to say the same about him.
But after the top Senate Republican said of Biden, “a moderate he has not been,” the longtime Delaware senator said McConnell deserves credit for his words on the coronavirus vaccine.
With many GOP men telling pollsters and members of the media they do not plan to get the jab, Biden described McConnell’s message as, “‘No, no, take the vaccine.”
The president called getting inoculated against the again-spreading-in-the-United States virus a “patriotic responsibility,” adding he thinks his longtime Senate colleague “agrees.”