Grassley Stands By His Tweet: Obama Took Cheap Shot
The Senate's most notorious tweeter, Chuck Grassley, stood by a recent post he made in which he harshly rebuked Barack Obama. The Iowa Republican argued on Sunday that it was the president who had taken the "cheap shot" at him and his congressional colleagues.
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Grassley was asked to explain why he whacked Obama in a tweet during the president's recent trip to Paris.
"Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said 'time to delivr on healthcare' When you are a 'hammer' u think evrything is NAIL I'm no NAIL," read Grassley's post.
Was that, host Chris Wallace wanted to know, "senatorial?"
"Very senatorial," replied Grassley. "Because you know why? We've had dialogue with this president since January 20 on a program to get a bill to the floor for July. And we're still on that timetable. And the president, to say that we ought to deliver it, made it look like Congress wasn't working, the very weekend that we were working Saturday and Sunday in Washington to keep on schedule while he was sightseeing. He didn't need to say that. It didn't contribute to it. It was a cheap shot."