Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slammed Democrats for helping to stoke record-high inflation.
On Tuesday morning, the Department of Labor revealed that price levels have increased year-over-year by 5.4% — exceeding the 5.0% forecast from analysts surveyed by Dow Jones. Core inflation — which factors out food and energy costs — increased year-over-year by 4.5%.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: “The country didn’t elect a 50-50 Senate and a president who claimed to be a moderate so that Chairman Sanders could turn America into a socialist country.” pic.twitter.com/uSmF7ynGoL
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“And now they want an even more absurd, even more damaging summer sequel?” McConnell asked about the Democrats’ budget reconciliation efforts. “What Democrats say they want to force through this summer through reconciliation would make our current inflationary mess look like small potatoes.”
McConnell asserted that Sen. Bernie Sanders