Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shared on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” that there was one system he wasn’t going to tolerate.
McConnell declared that there “is full socialism on display” among Democrats 2020 candidates. While discussing Sen. Bernie Sanders proposal of Medicare for all, McConnell announced that it wasn’t going to happen.
“Not as long as I’m majority leader. It ought to be called Medicare for none because as the setup piece pointed out 180 million American’s would lose the private health insurance that many of them negotiated for at work. Medicare itself — the current recipients have been paying into all these years would be completely drained by adding all these additional people. If you want to turn American into a socialist country, this is the first step, that coupled of course with the Green New Deal, which would eliminate a whole lot of jobs,” McConnell stated.
“I think what we’re seeing here is full socialism on display in the Democratic primaries for president, and even those who are skeptical about it like Senator Klobuchar, are saying a public option,” he continued. “Well, that’s not much different because if you have a public option, I guarantee you the public option will also drive all the private insurance companies out of business. So look, this is a prescription for turning America into a Western European country.”
Before finishing the segment McConnell declined to share which candidate he “feared most,” but offered his belief that the winner of the Democratic primary would be the one that refused to label themselves as a socialist.
“You know I’m not going to answer that question. I’ll tell you this: I think any Democrat who ultimately wins the nomination is probably going to say, ‘Oh, of course, I’m a capitalist,’” McConnell replied. “But I think what we need to look at is what they’re advocating, not what they call themselves. And any Democrat who is sympathetic to packing the Supreme Court, getting rid of the Electoral College, the Green New Deal, Medicare for all is in my view taking America in the direction of socialism.”