Republicans have already signalled that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks he will wield veto power over Biden’s Cabinet nominees. McConnell has done more than any human being in recent history to destroy Senate bipartisanship entirely, transforming American politics into a naked war for power.
America’s founders built a system in the 17th century that balanced power among the most populous colonies with the smaller as well as less populated agricultural colonies. This is how they got 13 independent colonies to agree on a federal union of states.
The US election is being held in an atmosphere of deep polarisation, arguably not seen since the Civil War more than a century and a half ago. Opinion polls reveal that the majority of Americans have made up their minds on who they want as their next commander-in-chief.