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McConnell brands Democratic agenda as ‘lefty show votes’

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Published Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 12:04 p.m.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Senate Democrats’ new economic agenda Thursday, calling it little more than a bid for liberal votes.

“When they release a poll-tested, campaign-crafted Obamacare distraction ‘agenda’ packed to the brim with lefty show votes – I think middle class families can tell whose side Washington Democrats are really on. And it’s not theirs,” the Kentucky Republican told the Senate.

“The people we represent deserve better than this. They’re hurting. Really hurting. And all Washington Democrats seem to have for them is a bunch of show votes.”

Democrats Wednesday unveiled an ambitious agenda, including votes on increasing the minimum wage and pay equity. McConnell wasn’t buying it.

“I mean, how will show votes help our constituents? How will they help the people who’ve been writing to me about the impact of Obamacare on them and their families?” McConnell asked.

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