Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly this afternoon spent the better part of 10 minutes talking over each other on the White House’s compromise with Republicans to temporarily extend the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans.
Weiner lamented the fact that the House in the past two years has sent more than 200 bills to the Senate only to see them “die,” which he said makes it essentially impossible to get much of anything done.
Earlier in the interview, Kelly demanded to know what Obama should have done to extend only the middle class tax cuts, a question Weiner had already addressed. But Kelly wasn’t quite satisfied with his answer. So Weiner essentially repeated himself.
“My grievance with him is that he did not fight a vigorous enough battle for this … not just in the last week, not just in the last month, in the entire last year.”
Watch the entertaining exchange:
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