Condi Rice: Government Shutdown 'Pretty Ugly Sight'

Wednesday, 02 Oct 2013 02:35 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says neither Congress nor President Barack Obama has acquitted themselves well in the budget fight that has spawned a government shutdown.

"As a citizen, I have to say that this is a pretty ugly sight," she said on "CBS This Morning" Wednesday. "I would have hoped that our leaders, both from the White House and Congress, could sit in a room and say, 'Here’s what we need to do.'"

Story continues below video.



Rice criticized Washington officials for "talking through the media" rather than talking to each other. "Get people in the same room," she implored.

While the president and some congressmen hold strong views, there is no reason why they can't compromise, Rice said.

"We have a long history in this country of people being able to reach across the aisle, to sit in the same room, and to have the good of the country at heart. We’re not seeing that right now, and I think Americans find it appalling." she said.

Rice is frequently mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate for 2016.


Related Stories:

Tea Party Republicans Stand Firm Against Washington 'Pigsty' as Shutdown Widens
Shutdown Could Last for Weeks




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Faithful Prepare to Celebrate Canonization of 2 Beloved Popes

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 20:35 PM

Rome is "ready, very ready" for the canonization of former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, the Eternal City's mayor,  . . .

Kristol, Dershowitz Slam Effort to Rig Electoral College

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 19:37 PM

Conservatives slammed the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College's role in presidential elections, saying tha . . .

Hollywood Finding Hits With Films for the Faithful

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 19:46 PM

With "Heaven Is for Real" bringing in $21.5 million over the Easter weekend, Hollywood has its fourth faith-based box of . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved