Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the President’s remarks this morning:
“Contrary to the President’s remarks, fighting for America’s real priorities is not wasting time. That President Bush thinks differently demonstrates just how out of touch he is with reality.
“The President complains that Congress is spending too much time on oversight and on changing course in Iraq. But if this Administration were playing it straight with the American people, we would have nothing to investigate. And if Congressional Republicans would stand up to the President and demand a change of course in Iraq, we could spend less time working to fix this failed war policy and more time focusing on other threats we face around the world.
“The biggest-spending President in 40 years wants to spend $2.4 trillion on a failed war strategy overseas but he says no to health care for our children, no to caring for our veterans, no to putting more police on the streets, and no to giving our troops a sound strategy in Iraq. Democrats believe that demonstrates a failure of leadership.”