[See NewsBusters for more.] Speaking with former Obama White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle wondered why President Biden is potentially damaging his record by trying to work with Republicans.
Talking specifically about Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, Ruhle questioned the wisdom of bipartisanship, "So why even try these bipartisan conversations, courting Mitch McConnell? During the Obama administration Mitch McConnell's signature achievement was blocking Obama, blocking Merrick Garland. Trump wins and then he gets three Supreme Court justices and a record number of federal judges on the bench. Blocking Obama didn't hurt him. Why try to be bipartisan?"