Friday, November 06, 2020

Mitch McConnell might not endanger the planet

Andrew Koppelman

 Mitch McConnell, who will almost certainly remain as Senate Majority Leader, is now at the peak of his power.  No longer constrained by the need to defer to Donald Trump, he is the new de facto head of the Republican Party.  He will block any legislation that would help the Democrats keep the presidency.  How can Biden work with someone like that?  

Climate change is the direst threat that the human race has faced in centuries.  Biden’s plans to address it are in big trouble.  But he might still be able to accomplish a lot, as long as Republicans think he won’t get much political credit for it.

 I explain in a new piece at The Hill, here.

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