(PartiallyPolitics.com) On Wednesday President Biden spoke about the importance of bipartisanship during a trip to Kentucky. This appeared to provide a stark difference when compared to the chaos that has ensued in Congress as the House is unable to elect a new Speaker.

Biden’s remarks took place near Brent Spence Bridge, which connects Kentucky and Ohio. In it, he focused on the positive effects that the bipartisan infrastructure law he signed in late 2021 would have on improving both local traffic and commerce. The speech was broadly focused on the President’s belief that collaborations were incredibly important.

He started his speech by talking about how entering the new year he wanted to focus on the historic project in Ohio and Kentucky which he thought was a representation of how things can be completed if everyone is working together. He added that it is always possible to help the country move forward if we just drop a little bit of our egos and focus on what’s needed in the country.”

Biden was not alone in this appearance as he was joined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), recently retired Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) for the announcement of new funding for the bridge.

Biden also praised McConnell, saying that he was happy to have presented his “friend and colleague of many years, and I might add the longest serving leader in the United States Senate.” The President continued by noting that while he and McConnell might not see eye to eye on everything the Senator is “a man of his word” who is always open to finding “common ground” in order to “get things done.”

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