McCarthy: Obama Isn’t The Problem; Harry Reid Is

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June 22, 2014 9:36 a.m.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the House GOP Whip who was elected this week as the new House Majority Leader, on Sunday said that President Obama is not the biggest problem Republicans face when negotiating on legislation.

“The challenge has been Harry Reid,” McCarthy said on “Fox News Sunday,” blaming gridlock in Congress on the Democratic Senate Majority Leader.

“The Senate has not moved anything. They never send something to the president’s desk. So, how do you even negotiate with the president if he doesn’t have a bill on his desk?” McCarthy asked, explaining that the Democrat-controlled Senate blocks bills and keeps the House bills from the President.

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