Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) appeared on Fox & Friends on Wednesday where he expressed his dissatisfaction with the way in which the political press has covered the negotiations between President Barack Obama and members of Congress as they seek to resolve the fiscal cliff. Hatch lamented that Obama can propose solutions that are not even supported by Congressional Democrats and attend campaign stops rather than negotiate directly with Congress and the media reserves criticism of his actions. “It’s amazing to me that they let him get away with it,” Hatch said.
Hatch was asked if it was better for Congress to let the nation go over the cliff because it would result in a painful but effective reduction of the debt.
“It may come down to that,” Hatch said. “The vast majority of our major media in this country is on his side, no matter what he does. Even though, what he’s doing is outrageous – that his own party won’t support.”
Hatch voiced his frustration that Obama has avoided face-to-face meetings with members of Congress who could strike a bargain that would resolve the fiscal cliff.
“The fact is, this president, basically, I don’t think, wants to work with Congress,” Hatch said.
Watch the clip below via Fox News Channel:
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