Brian Williams Tells Letterman GOP 'Suicide Caucus' and 'Cabal' to Blame for Shutdown

October 7, 2013 - 1:09 PM
Brian Williams Tells Letterman GOP 'Suicide Caucus' and 'Cabal' to Blame for Shutdown

From the Thursday, October 3 Late Show on CBS:

Brian Williams: “It’s about the results of the last election. It’s about a standing law for three years. It’s about a small – they've been called the suicide caucus in the U.S. House, about 80 members. They come from districts where Obama lost by an average of 23 points. They come from districts where they won by an average of 34 points. Very safe seats. They tend to be more white, more conservative districts than other congressional districts. And right now they have a hold on the House of Representatives. Certainly on the Speaker, John Boehner. And that is what is doing this right now.”

Letterman: “Is this – a friend of mine was saying today that this is classic obstructionism, is that correct?”

Williams: “You can label it that. It’s been called a political hostage taking, it’s been called political extortion. You’ve heard the vitriol and the rhetoric this week. But right now, because of this caucus, this cabal, nothing moves.”

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