For six years, President Obama has been the epitome of patience. The GOP Congress has obstructed and insulted at every opportunity, but he remained polite and reticent. That ended on Friday, when Obama finally said, “Enough!”
The President has had it. Republicans are blocking every attempt at climate change legislation. They are preventing his nominations from going through, leaving many positions unfilled. Perhaps worst of all, the biggest stumbling blocks in negotiations with Iran has been our own Congress:
In the past week, the president and his spokesman have targeted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Charles Grassley of Iowa for their words and actions on the Iran nuclear deal and the delayed confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.
“Enough. Enough!” Obama declared Friday, delivering a testy lecture to Senate Republicans over the long wait Lynch has faced since he nominated her in early November. “This is embarrassing, a process like this.”
Source: Yahoo News
It’s surprising it took this long. In March, 47 GOP Senators sent an unprecedented letter to the leaders of Iran telling them that whatever agreement is signed by Obama will be null and void once he’s out of office.
Even that was after they invited Israel’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu to speak in front of Congress, without including the President.
While some have walked back the letter a little, the attacks have continued.
The final straw on Friday, though, was the Senate’s refusal to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.
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