Video: Biden on Senate Bombshell

( – In his immediate reaction to the latest bombshell development in the US Senate – namely, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s resignation announcement – President Joe Biden has declared that he was “sorry” to learn that the Kentucky Republican had decided to step down.

See the video of Biden commenting on McConnell’s news below! 

On Wednesday, 82-year-old McConnell announced in a floor speech his decision to resign as the leader of Senate Republicans.

He also suggested that he might retire completely from Congress at the end of his current term in 2027.

McConnell (R-KY) has been the foremost leader for the Senate Republicans for 16 years, thus becoming the longest-serving party leader in the history of the Senate.

“If you would have told me forty years later that I would stand before you as the longest serving Senate leader in US history, frankly, I would’ve thought you lost your mind,” he declared.

Answer reporters’ questions, Biden stressed the mutual respect and trust that developed between him and McConnell.

He said they had effective collaboration regardless of their numerous disagreements and intense confrontations,

“I trusted him, we had a great relationship, we fought like hell. But he never, never, never misrepresented anything. I’m sorry to hear he’s stepping down,” the president, who is also 82, said, cited by The Daily Wire.

Speculation about McConnell’s successor as Senate GOP leader has already begun, The Wire notes.

Senators John Thune (R-SD), John Barrasso (R-WY), and John Cornyn (R-TX) are mentioned as potential candidates, although none of these senators have formally declared their candidacy for McConnell’s leadership position.

In his Senate floor speech, McConnell dwelled on his age, and said it was “time to move on” to a new generation of Republican leaders.

“I turned 82 last week. The end of my contributions are closer than I prefer. Father Time remains undefeated,” the GOP lawmaker stated.

“I’m no longer the young man sitting in the back, hoping colleagues remember my name. It’s time for the next generation of leadership. … Time rolls on. There will be a new custodian of this great institution. Next year, I intend to turn this job over to a Republican Majority Leader. I have full confidence in my conference to choose my replacement and lead our country forward,” McConnell elaborated.

“I believe more strongly than ever that America’s global leadership is essential to preserving the shining city on a hill that Ronald Reagan discussed. For as long as I am drawing breath on this earth I will defend American exceptionalism,” he concluded.