Well, let's talk about COVID relief. Millions of Americans, as you well know, are desperate for that, and the lame duck Congress is gonna take that up. At this point, they are deadlocked. Will the president-elect, as his new position, unofficial, and as the head of the Democratic Party, will he work with Congress to try to broker a deal, or is he gonna wait ten weeks until January 20th? Well, I think we all want to see something happen. And you know, he will have to make the decisions based on what he believes is right not only for the presidency that he will be building in January, but recognizing that he is now the president-elect and already a very important leadership position for the country. I think we all hope that the logjam in Washington comes to an end, and we will be eager to see what progress can be made before and going into the administration. It looks likely -- not certain -- but likely that Republicans are gonna hold onto the Senate. It's gonna come down to two special elections in Georgia and Republicans will be favored in both. If Republicans hold the Senate, if the majority leader is Mitch McConnell, isn't that really gonna hurt some of the boldest parts of the Biden agenda? Things like a public option for health care or raising taxes by $4 trillion?
Well, again, first of all, Georgia has proven itself to be extraordinarily competitive, and so with the two fantastic candidates, Reverend Warnock and Jon Ossoff that we have running, I have every expectation that it will be a competitive race that we can very well take the majority in the Senate. If that doesn't happen, at the end of the day, again, the thing we have going for us is that the American people are with us. We are not just talking to the House of Representatives and the White House, we're also talking about the strong majority of the American people and even stronger majority than the one that brought Joe Biden to office, when we talk about some of the things you just mentioned -- making sure the corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share, making sure that we expand access to health care. And so, the McConnell caucus, the Republican caucus in the Senate will have to decide whether it wants to continue facing down the American people and standing in a way of what America wants, which I think would be a decision strategically to make the Republican Party a party of minority rule, or is their a willingness to reach across the island get something done? Now, if we know one thing about President-elect Biden is that he is somebody who has that instinct, of getting things done, reaching across the aisle, especially in a place like the Senate, and I think that's going to be exactly the Senate attributes that will be so important to getting anything done at all.
我们来谈谈新冠疫情救济金。数以百万计的美国人对此感到绝望，而跛脚鸭国会将采取行动 。在这一问题上，他们陷入了僵局 。作为当选总统——非官方的新职位——以及民主党的领袖，他会和国会合作，试图促成一项协议，还是要等到10个星期，也就是1月20日以后？我们都想看到发生一些事情 。他必须做出自认为是对的决定，不仅仅是因为他在1月将要就职，而且他也要意识到自己是当选总统，于美国而言，他已经是一个非常重要的领导人物了 。我们都希望华盛顿的僵局能够结束，我们非常希望看到他在入主白宫之前能作何努力 。看起来很可能——不确定——但共和党人很可能会保住参议院席位 。佐治亚州将举行2次特别选举，共和党人在这2次选举中都会受到青睐 。如果共和党掌控参议院，如果多数党领袖是米奇·麦康奈尔，这难道不真的会破坏拜登议程中最大胆的部分吗？像是医疗保健的公共选择权，以及增加4万亿美元的税收？