Skip to comments.Reid Statement On Republican Rejection Of Bipartisan Export-Import Bank("Tea Party extremists";)
Posted on 03/20/2012 4:31:14 PM PDT by mdittmar
Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement after Republicans rejected a bipartisan amendment to add the Export-Import Bank reauthorization to a bipartisan small business bill:
Today, Republicans voted against an overwhelmingly bipartisan measure that would have supported more than 300,000 American jobs simply to provide cover for Tea Party extremists in the House. Once again, Republicans are manufacturing a fight instead of working with Democrats on bipartisan solutions to create jobs. Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is something that has always been done on a broad, bipartisan basis. Yet like so many other common-sense measures that used to pass without a fight, Republicans have turned this bipartisan bill into a partisan political battle.
Republicans must now explain to the American people why they decided that the marching orders they received from their extremist Tea Party allies are more important than the jobs of hard-working Americans across the country.
The Export/Import Bank is the one Obozo named a new President for soon after being elected. It is the same bank that provided 12 billion Capital for an off-short oil exploration for Brazil. At the same time he shut down our exploration in the Gulf.
No wonder the GOP is opposing it.
How can it be bi-partisan if the Republicans rejected it?
I think old Harry’s clutch is slipping.
“Today, Republicans voted against an overwhelmingly bipartisan measure that would have supported more than 300,000 American jobs”
I can’t take a mob-tied criminal like Harry Reid seriously.
Harry! How is that Obama plea to not go to Vegas working out for you?
Good old Harry. He and the Democrats hate the Tea Party almost as much as the Republicans do.