McConnell Ducks Questions on Bunning
It was inevitable: Senate Republicans were dying to talk about health care reform today, but all reporters wanted to discuss was Sen. Jim Bunning’s (R-Ky.) decision to stall unemployment legislation. It didn’t help the GOP that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the minority leader, dodged every question thrown at him.
Asked, for example, if Bunning is “speaking for the Republicans,” McConnell declined to answer the question, responding instead that “we’re working on this issue and hope to have it sorted out in a way that will be satisfactory to all concerned in the very near future.”
Pressed for more specifics, McConnell only repeated that “we’re working on this, and we believe we can reach a consent agreement … hopefully in the near future.”
Finally, the minority leader gave up. ”Are there any questions,” he asked, “on any other subject?”