Tammy Baldwin confident she can evaluate federal budget without GOP help

By Samantha Kimmey
Friday, November 9, 2012 20:19 EDT
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Wisconsin’s senator-elect Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D, is quite confident that she does not need fellow Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., to explain the federal budget to her, reported the Huffington Post, after Johnson made comments about working with Baldwin that some on the left quickly dubbed offensive “mansplaining.”

“I was a double major in college in mathematics and political science, and I served for six years on the House Budget Committee in my first six years in the House,” Baldwin told The Huffington Post.

“And I am very confident that when proposals come before the U.S. Senate, I will be able to evaluate them as to how they benefit or harm middle-class Wisconsinites,” she continued.

On Wednesday, Johnson told the Associated Press, “Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they’re simply the facts.”

[Image via Center for American Progress on Flickr]

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