Campaign 2010

Jul 30, 2014

QUICK CLIP: DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Discusses GOP Strategy to Sue President Obama

On MSNBC’s The Ed Show today, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel highlighted Republican’s obsession with suing President Obama as a strategy to pander to their Tea Party base.

Chairman Israel said: “The next 97 days, Ed, is going to be about the defining contrast between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans have focused all of their time and taxpayer money on suing the President, on talking about impeaching the President, while Democrats are focused on solutions for the middle class. That's what an election is all about. And by the way, it is another example to the American people of hypocrisy. Don’t you love, Ed, these Congressional Republicans who want to pass tort reform to stop lawyers from filing frivolous lawsuits, who today will pass a bill to spend millions of dollars to stop the President in court? It’s another act of supreme hypocrisy that convinces the American people that these Republicans are just badly out of touch, just about their self-interest and special interests.”

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Chairman Israel continued: “Any time that Republicans talk about impeaching the President and any time that they focus on suing the President you can expect our base to be energized and it is. And not only is our base energized, but the fact of the matter is that the Republican strategy has badly backfired on swing voters. Swing voters by their very nature do not want process. They want progress. They don't want one branch of government suing another branch of government. They want their members of Congress to be focused on student loan relief. They want their members of Congress to be focused on growing their paychecks. They want their members of Congress to be focused on passing legislation to make sure that a woman gets paid the same as a man for equal work. And the more they see of this Republican Congress just completely obsessing in their hatred of Barack Obama, the more convinced they are that we need a different majority this November.”