A progressive Senator accused the Republican Party of putting their drive for power ahead of the public interest, saying this morning that the GOP chooses to obstruct legislation aimed at creating jobs in their bid to regain power in Congress.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., also said President Obama, who has suffered in many polls from a seeming inability to make headway on the economy, is facing a more extreme form of political opposition than he'd ever seen.
"I think in his heart the president is a very, very decent guy; he wants to do what most Americans want him to do: To reach out, bring people together," Sanders said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday.
"But what has happened is the Republicans have said 'no, no, no.' They have waged more filibusters than any time in the history of this country. They have been the party of 'no' and obstructionism. At some point, what the president has got to understand [is] they do not want America to succeed. They're into politics."
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