Alexander, left, has said Obama’s recent comments have threatened to wipe out the gains he made with Republicans earlier this year. McConnell pointed out that Obama’s student loan proposal is closer to the plan of Senate Republicans than to that of Democrats.
“The Senate needs to know whether the majority leader’s word means anything,” McConnell said. “Is your word good? Do you intend to keep your word? Because we need to know right now. Not some other time.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.