In a floor speech Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said President Obama should not overinterpret his re-election victory, arguing that control of the White House, Senate and House remains what it was in the wake of the 2010 Republican wave.
An excerpt from McConnell's speech:
“In politics, there is always a temptation among those who win office to think they have a mandate to do what they will. But it’s important to remember that in this case the voters also re-elected a Republican-controlled House last week, and a closely divided Senate. And in a government of three equal branches, that’s hardly irrelevant.
“Most people may focus on the White House, but the fact is, the government is organized no differently today than it was after the Republican wave of 2010.