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Bridge to Somewhere: Joe and Mitch on the Ohio River

Political Theater, Episode 275

The relationship between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, and President Joe Biden goes back decades. They are pictured here along with McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, during a reenactment swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 6, 2015.
The relationship between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, and President Joe Biden goes back decades. They are pictured here along with McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, during a reenactment swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 6, 2015. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River has long been a symbol of the country’s crumbling infrastructure, a familiar prop politicians used as a backdrop to call for needed repairs. Now, through bipartisan legislation, the old bridge is finally getting a $1.6 billion makeover. And this week, while the House plunged into chaos over the election of its speaker, President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gathered at the bridge to tout their records and offer a preview of the bipartisan approach that will be necessary to address the country’s difficulties in the months and years ahead. CQ Roll Call Chief Correspondent Niels Lesniewski and Political Theater host Jason Dick talk about Joe and Mitch, rolling on the river.

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