Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said that the president’s decision effectively poisoned the well for getting anything on DREAM or comprehensive legislation done this year.
“There’s no need to work through permanent legislation when the president’s done something,” DeMint said.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ripped the GOP’s “phony outrage” over Obama’s action and said Republicans talk about the problem, but when the time comes to act, they find excuses. Reid said the Republicans are “taking their marbles and going home.”
Reid also knocked Romney for failing to say what he would do for days after Obama’s announcement.
“Romney’s had four or five days, and he was asked four different times on [“Face the Nation”] this weekend what he wanted to do, and he wouldn’t answer,” Reid said.
“He’s campaigned for a year and a half. He should have some semblance, idea …[about] how he feels about that.”
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