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Mike Rounds on GOP Senate: 'Didn't Come There to Sit on Our Butts'

By    |   Sunday, 09 November 2014 11:15 AM

Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds is part of the new crew of Republicans elected to the Senate, and he says the GOP must use its new majority to get things done.

"The message that I think a lot of us have is that we didn’t come there to sit on our butts," Rounds said Sunday on "Meet the Press."

Rounds pointed to the same issues his fellow Republicans have mentioned targeting: repeal of Obamacare section by section, passage of the Keystone XL pipeline and getting domestic energy production on track.

He said other former governors who have moved on to serve in the Senate warned him be prepared for a different mindset than he is used to as an executive. They've said he should be prepared to be frustrated, he said.

"They've said time and again, look, you've got to get in and you've got to go to work on it because you've been measured on results already. Washington has not been," he said. " There's no time frame there. There's nobody there that seems to understand that the people outside of Washington expect results."

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Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds is part of the new crew of Republicans elected to the Senate, and he says the GOP must use its new majority to get things done. The message that I think a lot of us have is that we didn't come there to sit on our butts, Rounds said...
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