Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called on President Obama to lead in order to avert the looming fiscal cliff in opening remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday.
"This is one of those moments where the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership," McConnell said. "We're calling on him to lead, to take the initiative, propose a plan that's actually designed to succeed."
McConnell said that if Obama leads in this way, Republicans will work with him. "Let's just put the campaign behind us and get the job done," he said.