Former Speaker Newt Gingrich: President Obama Bullying Congressional Republicans on the Debt Ceiling

by Colonel on January 15, 2013

““This president is deliberately seeking confrontation,” Gingrich, a 2012 presidential hopeful, said on CBS’s “CBS This morning.” “I think he’s going out of his way to bully the House Republicans.”

Gingrich said that instead of getting bogged down in a battle over raising the debt ceiling, House Republicans should find leverage by turning to continuing resolutions and the sequester.

“Asking Barack Obama not to be a big-spending, high-taxing liberal is a denial of everything we’ve learned about him in his career,” Gingrich said. “It’s much better for the House Republicans to say, ‘This is what we’re prepared to do: we’ll pass a year-long continuing resolution for national security…There are dozens of places you can dramatically change spending without having to get involved in a general crisis over the U.S. debt.”

” — Katie Glueck, Copyright 2013 Politico LLC

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