McConnell: 'He seemed to have completely forgotten or chose to ignore the election last November'
A top Republican joked in an interview broadcast late Sunday that President Obama may become the first president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to seek a third term in office.
Following the Obama’s State of the Union address last Tuesday, “my first thought was it sounded like he was running for a third term,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tells CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
Obama acknowledged this during his State of the Union address: “I have no more campaigns to run. I know because I won both of them.”
Nevertheless, Republicans remain uneasy about a president that they believe has overstepped his authority more than any other in recent memory.
Obama signaled during his address that he intends to forge ahead with his policy agenda in the final years of his administration.
“He seemed to have completely forgotten or chose to ignore the election last November,” McConnell said. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is disappointed Obama didn’t extend an “olive branch” to the new Republican leadership during his speech.