Chuck Hagel: GOP “Irresponsible” In Health Care Debate
Speaking at the University of Michigan, former Senator Chuck Hagel said Republicans are wrongfully trying to “destroy the other party” rather than engage in meaningful dialogue. (via Think Progress).
“If your attitude is wrong, if your intention is to use healthcare to destroy the other party, or to destroy the presidency of Barack Obama, then it’s very unlikely you’re going to find much consensus from people who want to use healthcare,” Hagel said…
“As some Republican senators have said publicly — that if we kill Obama on this, and we destroy this, and we defeat his, that will drive a stake through his political heart on this administration,” the former senator, who retired at the end of his term in January, added. “I just find that about as irresponsible of a thing as I can think of.”
Hagel does not fit in to today’s Republican party and did not endorse Senator John McCain for president.
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