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McConnell criticizes Biden's Day 1 actions

Added 01-21-21 01:57:02pm EST - “GOP says Biden "took several big steps in the wrong direction"” - Thehill.com

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Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBudowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Biden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear McConnell faces conservative backlash over Trump criticism MORE (Ky.) criticized several actions taken by President Biden on his first day in office, and warned that Republicans will try to block proposals they oppose.

McConnell, speaking from the Senate floor on Thursday, pointed to Biden's decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement, cancel the Keystone oil pipeline and fire a Trump appointee as National Labor Relations Board general counsel.

"On the Biden administration's very first day, it took several big steps in the wrong direction," McConnell said.

"The president can and should refocus his administration on creating good-paying American jobs, not sacrificing our people's livelihoods to liberal symbolism," he said.

The pushback from McConnell comes as Biden pledged to unify the country and touted his ability to cut deals with Republicans throughout his presidential campaign.

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