Dole Blasts McConnell as Barrier to Health Reform « The Washington Independent
Much is being made this week of the Obama administration’s efforts to showcase those Republicans who’ve come out in vocal support of health care reform this year, including former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Add to that list former Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (R-Kans.). The one-time presidential candidate blasted current Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week for his persistent attempts to kill the Democrats’ legislation. From The Star of Kansas City:
“I want this to pass,” he said. “I don’t agree with everything Obama is presenting, but we’ve got to do something.”
He added: “I don’t want the Republicans putting up a ‘no’ sign and saying, ‘we’re not open for business.’”
Dole singled out one “very prominent Republican, who happens to be the Republican leader of the Senate,” The Star reported.
h/t: The Hill.