No White House Words on Reid's Criticism of Obama

July 12, 2010 - 6:18 PM
The White House isn't saying anything, at least publicly, about Sen. Harry Reid's criticism that President Barack Obama isn't forceful enough in dealing with Republicans.
Washington (AP) - The White House isn't saying anything, at least publicly, about Sen. Harry Reid's criticism that President Barack Obama isn't forceful enough in dealing with Republicans.
 
Last week, shortly after Obama appeared at a fundraiser for the Nevada Democrat and Senate majority leader, Reid appeared on a Las Vegas TV program and remarked that Obama at times should have been more firm with Republicans.
 
On Monday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters he had nothing to say about Reid's remarks.
 
In the TV interview, Reid called Obama "a person who doesn't like confrontation" and "a peacemaker." But Reid added that at times Obama needed to be "a little more forceful." One issue he cited in particular was health care.