– Barely settling down in office as the US president, Biden is already facing criticisms from the opposition Republican party
– Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, claimed the US president took many wrong actions in his first day in office
– McConnell vowed that the Republican lawmakers will use not hesitate to use their constitutional power when the Democrats “depart from common sense”
Joe Biden, the president of the United States, has been criticised for the first actions he took in his first day in office on Wednesday, January 20.
Recall that the newly inaugurated 46th US president signed 17 executive orders on his first day, some of which reversed some policies put in place by his immediate predecessor, Donald Trump.
Reacting to Biden’s actions, Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, said the US president has headed in “the wrong direction.”
According to Fox News, the Republican senator condemned many of the executive orders signed by Biden, including revoking a key permit for the Keystone Pipeline XL, rejoining the Paris climate agreement and removing a Trump-appointed general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board.
“On the Biden administration’s very first day, it took several big steps in the wrong direction.”
Legit.ng gathers that Republicans do not want the US to be part of the Paris climate agreement, an international accord joined by nearly 200 nations with the intent of lowering greenhouse gas emissions and reversing the human impact on climate change.
McConnell reminded President Biden that the Democrats, the president’s party, only has a slim majority in the Senate, reiterating that Americans voted to keep a split Senate, with 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats.
Democrats only have an edge as Vice President Kamal Harris is constitutionally empowered to a Senate vote if there is a tie.
“If and when our Democratic friends depart from common sense, when they retreat from common ground, when their proposals would harm the common good – then we’ll use the power the American people have given us to push for what is right.”
In another report, President Biden is facing articles of impeachment which were filed against him by a Republican congresswoman, Marjorie Taylor Greene.
The lawmaker who represents Northwest Georgia announced the news on Twitter on Thursday, January 21, a day after Biden’s inauguration.
Greene also released a statement where she accused Biden of corrupt actions involving exchanges with Ukraine.
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