“All of [his] statements and comments lead me to believe he is thinking more of a political conquest than a political compromise,” Ryan said of Obama. “And that’s why we’re going to have to have a big debate this spring about how ... to save us from a debt crisis, how to grow our economy.
“Obama is more concerned with 2014 than moving to the middle,” Ryan continued. “He’s wants to move farther to the left.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.