‘You Were Defeated By Your Own Caucus. What Happened?’
[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]Congressman Steve Scalese was asked by Chris Wallace to address the “humiliating defeat” Republicans suffered Friday.
“It’s your job to put the best face on things, but people are talking about what happened Friday night as a ‘humiliating defeat,’” Wallace said. “You were defeated by your own caucus. What happened?”
“Our members have a lot of differences on how we go about tactics, but our goal is the same…and we’re now in the position to force the Senate to go to conference committee, which was what we wanted to do all along,” Scalise said, causing Wallace to remind him Senate Democrats would block that measure, and the whole thing started all over again.
Wallace also asked about rumors that the conservative caucus that killed last week’s bill was plotting a coup against House Speaker John Boehner. “Obviously he’s speaker, he’s going forward, and he’s working hard to get our agenda moved through the House,” Scalise said.