McConnell: Biden's voting rights speech "profoundly unpresidential"
Why it matters: In his Tuesday remarks in Atlanta, Biden backed changing the filibuster to ensure voting rights are protected, and blasted Senate Republicans for blocking action on the issue.
What he's saying: "The President’s rant yesterday was incorrect, incoherent and beneath his office," McConnell said, claiming Democrats are attempting to fearmonger.
- The "deliberately divisive speech ... was designed to pull our country further apart," he added. "How profoundly unpresidential."
- "Unfortunately, President Biden has rejected the better angels of our nature. So it is the Senate’s responsibility to protect the country."
- "This institution was constructed as a firewall against exactly this kind of rage and false hysteria," McConnell said. "It falls to the Senate to put America on a better track. It falls to us."
What to watch: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that the Senate will vote on rule changes to the filibuster by Jan. 17.