Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rahm Emanuel on Tea Party: 'Fringe group' controlling GOP

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel sat down on 60 Minutes to discuss the Obama administration's efforts to pass health care reform, Congressional elections later this year, and the influence of the Tea Party on Republicans. The Tea Party loves to talk about voting out Democrats who voted for health care reform come November, but Emanuel said that allowing a "fringe group" to exert such influence over the GOP will ultimately backfire. "I think the Republicans have a level of energy but inside that energy they have their own problem and fissures," Emanuel said. "They're basically at the behest of a fringe group that's taken control of their own party and their own leaders are scared of it." more

No comments:

Post a Comment