By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso this week called for unity in the Republican party in order to challenge President Joe Biden’s administration.
While talking with Fox Business host Stuart Varney on Wednesday, Barrasso lamented the fact that the party has become so divided in recent years, partially due to the polarizing personality of former President Donald Trump.
“We need to stick together because of what we see happening with the Biden administration,” the senator said. “Right now, they’re killing millions of great jobs here in America. The administration is spending trillions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars that we just can’t afford to spend.”
Barrasso was referring to the recent moratorium Biden placed on oil and natural gas leases on federal lands and a proposed coronavirus relief bill totaling $1.9 trillion.
He noted that as a doctor, he had a prescription for the nation to get back on the right track: the Republicans should stick together so they can dominate the 2022 elections.
“[We can stop] this runaway freight train, which is the far-left liberal agenda of the Biden administration,” Barrasso said.
Currently, in addition to the White House, the Democrats hold a majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
This isn’t the first time Barrasso has called for unity in his party, although the last time he did so, it was in reference to both the Republicans and Democrats coming together to pass the last coronavirus relief bill in December.
At the time, Barrasso accused Congressional Democrats of politicizing the pandemic, adding that House and Senate Republicans had tried “40 times” to get a bill accepted to “provide relief for the American public.”