Biden To Start New Year By Appearing With McConnell

President Joe Biden will kick off the new year with a public event featuring an appearance with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The show of bipartisanship is enough to cause most Republicans to cringe and wonder about the state of affairs in Washington, D.C.

Biden and McConnell will join forces this week to commemorate the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, a $1.2 trillion boondoggle that was heralded as one of the president’s first major wins on Capitol Hill.

The White House announced that, along with McConnell, Biden will be joined by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Gov. Andy Beshear (D-KY), and Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH).

In the spirit of bipartisanship, the event will take place on the Kentucky side of the greater Cincinnati area. It comes in the aftermath of the recent unveiling of a $1.6 billion project to alleviate the heavy congestion of the Brent Spence Bridge spanning the Ohio River.

McConnell, heaping surprising praise onto the Democratic president, called the building of a companion bridge at the site “one of the bill’s crowning achievements.”

A majority of the construction funds are coming from the Bridge Investment Program, which was part of Biden’s infrastructure package.

The White House’s new year blitz comes as the president and his family return from their vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to an administration spokesperson, several officials will barnstorm the country to tout the president’s victories.

Those achievements include “the President’s economic plan (that) is rebuilding our infrastructure, creating good-paying jobs — jobs that don’t require a four-year degree, and revitalizing communities left behind.”

Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Chicago and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will be in New London, Connecticut. Not all of the start of 2023 will come up roses for the Democratic president, however.

With Republicans set to take control of the House of Representatives, there are expectations of several new investigations into shortcomings and outright misdeeds by the Biden White House.

And despite the show of bipartisanship by McConnell, there is also the very real possibility that the GOP will take meaningful stands against the wasteful spending and wokism of the president. After nearly two years of his “leadership,” it cannot come a moment too soon.