Obama Agrees GOP is ‘Un-American’ for Supporting Restrictions on Voting
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama traveled to Texas where he attended a memorial for the victims of last week’s shooting at Fort Hood. Following that memorial service, the president joined supporters at a Democratic fundraiser at what the Associated Press described as an “opulent,” “resort-like” Houston home.
There, he chided Republicans for failing to support the White House’s push for legislation aimed at securing equal pay for women and restricting access to the polls. He agreed with one supporter who called Republicans “un-American.”
According to the report, the president focused on the Senate’s failure to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday. He “sought to portray Wednesday’s failed Senate vote as part of a broader Republican strategy to obstruct any progress before voters go to the polls,” AP reported.
In an equally forceful rebuke to Republicans, Obama accused the GOP of seeking to restrict access to voting in Texas and elsewhere. When one donor shouted out that the GOP effort was “un-American,” the president concurred.
“How is it that we’re putting up with that?” Obama asked incredulously.
Obama was described as imploring his fellow Democrats to focus on the threat to the party’s majority in the Senate and to “take the midterm elections as seriously.”
[Photo via Kevin Lamarque / Reuters]
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