Former President Bill Clinton stumped for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is running for Senate in Kentucky, and he said that Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, “just pout if [their] party is not in the White House and make as many problems as [they] can.”
Clinton praised Grimes as a pragmatist that would go to Washington to fix problems there with common sense solutions.
He also praised Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) who has received repeated praise for helping to shape the state’s Obamacare website, kynect.
“I’m just telling you what works everywhere in the world today is the same thing your governor did on this healthcare issue,” Clinton said Tuesday. The former president said Beshear said “‘okay, here’s an option: to give people access to affordable healthcare, bring the cost of healthcare down, make Kentucky more competitive, improve family lives for people and is it perfect? no. What am I going to do? I’m going to work to do the best I can with it.'”
Then Clinton pivoted to Grimes’s opponent. McConnell is looking increasingly likely to survive a primary challenge from tea partier Matt Bevin.
“The other choice is to just pout if your party is not in the White House and make as many problems as you can, stop anything good from happening and if you can’t stop it at least bad mouth it and then when life being what it is and all of us being imperfect as we are, when there’s a problem do everything you can to make sure the problem is never fixed,” Clinton said.