Lindsey Graham accuses Obama of ‘seedy Chicago politics’
Sen. Lindsey Graham doesn’t have much good to say about the president and his administration’s handling of health care reform. Graham accused the Obama administration of giving “bribes” to Democratic Senators in exchange for their votes, calling it “seedy Chicago politics.”
“You know, change you can believe in, after this health care bill debacle is now becoming an empty slogan. And it’s really been replaced by seedy Chicago politics, when you think about it, backroom deals that amount to bribes,” said Graham.
The senator from South Carolina went on to criticize the Democrats’ method of paying for health care reform. “No Congress is going to allow Medicare to be cut $470 billion. We will forgive those cuts to doctors and hospitals. That’s how you pay for the bill. It’s Enron-accounting. It’s a sham,” Graham told CNN’s John King Sunday.
This video is from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast Dec. 20, 2009.