Fox News’ Chris Wallace: Obama ‘trying to panic the markets’ to hurt Republicans

By David Edwards
Sunday, October 6, 2013 11:10 EDT
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Fox News host Chris Wallace
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Fox News host Chris Wallace suggested to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Sunday that President Barack Obama was purposely trying to “panic the markets” to damage the Republican Party.

“This week both you and the president seemed to be trying to panic the markets about both raising the debt ceiling and the government shutdown, saying that they should be more concerned,” Wallace told Lew. “Aren’t your efforts failing to try to use the markets to put pressure on Republicans to cave?”

“You know, Chris, it’s my job to strengthen the economy,” Lew sighed. “And I spend every day trying to do that. That’s why it’s so important for the government to act, to open up the government, to make sure we can pay our bills.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox News Sunday, broadcast Oct. 6, 2013.


(h/t: Media Matters)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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