Washington News Observer spoke with various outspoken Republicans. Some Republicans claimed that Republicans came out on top at this summit, while other dismissed it as a waste of time. The following clips feature Reps. Michelle Bachmann, Steve King and Brian Bilbray.
“Well in my opinion I think that we probably will see more substance come out of the Beer Summit at the White House than we will out of the current Health Care Summit today. So I don’t think we’re going to see a lot of productivity unfortunately because it would have been nice if we actually could’ve seen something move down the road. Instead I think what we’re seeing is a President who has dug his heels in and he plans to do nothing but defend his incomprehensible over 2,000 page long plan.
“They want to use the nuclear option on Republicans, and they want to allow Iran to develop nuclear capability. And the conditions that he offered to Ahmadinejad have been denied to Republicans. He insists on keeping his bills on the table; the reconciliation nuclear option on the table. He refuses to open and extend his hand with a blank slate or a blank piece of paper.”
“The Republicans walked into the President’s house and actually gave broadside after broadside and matched him one for one. I think the President realizes that he could not filibuster with the Members.”
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