Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken to task what he calls "Democrat-lite" Republicans in Congress who aren't keeping the promises they made when they ran for office.
While speaking at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington on Thursday to the American Principles Project, Jindal criticized Republican lawmakers for failing to fully repeal Obamacare even though that was a vow they made in their campaigns during the midterm elections, The Hill is reporting.
"Do what you promised you would do when you asked us to vote for you," said the Louisiana Republican and potential presidential contender.
"Don’t become this cheaper Democrat. We don’t need Democrat-lite. If the whole point of this last election was to get Boehner and MccConnell nicer offices, let’s give them back," he added.
Jindal also attacked the Common Core education standards, an issue which he has been very vocal about.
The Louisiana Republican filed a lawsuit
against the Obama administration in August over federal education standards, alleging the federal government is using grant money to manipulate states into adopting new standards in violation of state sovereignty.
On Thursday, Jindal said that Common Core is an example of government overreach, which gives bureaucrats the power to decide on school curriculum.
"Imagine if you have an elite in D.C. making curriculum decisions of our local classrooms," Jindal said.
"What happens when we stop teaching American exceptionalism to our students?" he added.
Following the speech, Jindal told reporters that he is "taking a serious look" at making a run for president in 2016. However, he would not say if he's met with donors or hired any campaign staff at this time.
The Louisiana governor said that he thinks the Republican nominee should not be a Washington insider.
"We need somebody outside of D.C., someone bold and willing to make big changes,” Jindal said.
"I’m biased towards governors, they’ve got executive branch experience, I think we’ve seen what happens with on-the-job training like our current president," he explained.
"Let’s go with someone who has actually balanced a budget and run a state government," he added.
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