SOMERSET, Ky (WYMT) -- As the Democrats party in Charlotte, the top Republican in the U.S. Senate was in Somerset today, taking President Obama to task on a variety of issues while speaking to the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.
Senator McConnell accused President Obama of governing from the left on a number of issues, including healthcare, even after the American people voted in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives in 2010.
"The president had a choice after two years. The country said we don't want you to do what you did the first two years. They changed the Congress, and this president, unlike Bill Clinton, didn't move to the political center. He just stayed on the hard left," said McConnell.
McConnell said the president's economic policies have prevented the country from bouncing back after the recession, something the senator says usually happens naturally.
"Normally the pattern is when you have a deep recession you have a quick and very steep bounce back. This one is different," said McConnell.
The senator argued the only way for the nation to recover is through the private sector, and through a change in leadership.