Top Republican Mocked For Flailing Answer On ‘Morning Joe’; MSNBC Host: ‘Aw, Come On … You Got Nothin’!’
Washington Times: With No Good Arguments To Make, ‘Republicans Have Been Mostly Silent’
FORMER GOP CHAIRMAN GETS TONGUE TIED, MOCKED OVER OPPOSITION TO PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT.
Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe: “Michael Steele, it’s about our wallets. I don’t understand. Help me understand why someone would vote against [the Paycheck Fairness Act], at this time especially.”
Michael Steele, former RNC Chairman: “Well… you know… again, you’re between a, a, a rock and a hard place politically. It’s one of those… those arguments that—you want to be on the right side of it, obviously. But the reality is… what is the politics? What is the, what is the get? … The reality of it is—right now—in this political cycle—as heated and as polarized as it is, a lot of folks will see this as nothing more than a way to back one party into the corner and there’s nothing that’s really going to change beyond the legislation…”
Mika Brzezinski: “Aw, come on. Come on! … There’s just nothin’. You got nothin’.”
OTHER KEY REPUBLICANS ‘HAVE BEEN MOSTLY SILENT’ ON BILL.
Washington Times: “Republicans … have been mostly silent.” [5/29/12]
SENATE GOP LEADER McCONNELL ‘NOT TALKING’ ABOUT EQUAL PAY MEASURE.
NBC News: “McConnell not talking Paycheck Fairness [today]” [6/5/12]
The Hill: “McConnell did not mention the paycheck act in his speech.” [6/5/12]
ROMNEY ‘MUM’ ON PROPOSAL, ‘DIDN’T RESPOND TO MESSAGES’ SEEKING HIS POSITION.
Huffington Post: ‘MITT ROMNEY MUM ON PAYCHECK FAIRNESS BILL’ [6/4/12]
Washington Times: “His campaign didn’t respond to five messages left over the past week seeking his stance on the Paycheck Fairness Act.” [5/29/12]