It’s never a sign of progress when politicians point the finger of blame at the media, and yet so it went today as it became clear that senators would be leaving for the monthlong August recess without a bipartisan compromise bill to promote to their constituents.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, who said recently that the Finance Committee would produce a bill by the August recess now says that the MEDIA created that deadline.
“I think you folks have created the deadlines. We haven’t,” Reid said at a press conference with doctors’ groups pushing for reform now.
This as Republican negotiators peel away from the deadline, with one GOP senator proclaiming that the compromise draft in Finance is a “train wreck” and that he sees no way that the recess deadline can be met.