A threat, or an acknowledgment of political reality? Mitch McConnell may have meant to deliver both in his comments at a Glasgow, Kentucky event yesterday afternoon. With his Senate caucus still stubbornly split on how to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the Majority Leader warned that a failure of Republicans to act through reconciliation will shelve repeal and force them to work with Democrats to fix the failing exchanges instead.
It’s a potent threat — but likely to only a part of his caucus. Some of the moderates probably prefer this option, given the alternatives.