Nov 5, 2014 3:49 PM

Obama would like to have a bourbon with McConnell

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says he'd enjoy sharing some Kentucky bourbon with Sen. Mitch McConnell.

The Kentucky lawmaker was re-elected Tuesday and is expected to become the leader of the Republican-controlled Senate in January. The GOP picked up more than enough seats Tuesday night to take control away from the Democrats. Republicans maintained and expanded their control of the House.

Obama says he'll certainly be spending more time with McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur), adding that's the only way the White House and Congress will be able to get anything done.

The president says McConnell has always been "straightforward" with him and has never made a promise he couldn't deliver on.

Obama once jokingly suggested that getting a drink with McConnell wasn't something he looked forward to doing.


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