GOP Senator dodges blocking nominees over Benghazi, says “we’ve been brushed off many times”.
Senator Kelly Ayotte today did not say specifically whether she will block every presidential nominee Obama puts forward until every survivor of the attack last year in Benghazi testifies on Capitol Hill.
In an exclusive interview with Candy Crowley today, Republican New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte called on President Obama for a “time-out” and convene a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders to fix Obamacare. She said that the ACA was passed on party lines and that Congress needs to work together to stop the bleeding. Ayotte said that the President should “Convene a group of bipartisan leaders to address health care concerns in this country because this is not working. I'm hearing it from my constituents and let's do this right as opposed to way this was passed in the first instance.”
Getting to know Sen. Kelly Ayotte from ski racer to Senator, and the highlights of her 'bucket list.'
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) & Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on the ongoing Benghazi investigation and the WH response.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), & Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), disagreed on the President's deficit reduction proposal but held out hope for a deal.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner makes the administration’s case for averting the fiscal cliff. Then, reaction from two key Senators: “Gang of 8” member Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R- NH). Plus, the fight over U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice and the fallout over the 9-11 Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead.
Then, our roundtable on cabinet reshuffling, and the fiscal cliff. Joining us: Former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina, Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-Montana), USA Today’s Susan Page, and A.B. Stoddard of The Hill.
Watch Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.
State of the Union Highlights
On today’s show, Candy spoke with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois and Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire about foreign policy and GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s overseas trip. In the separate interviews, the senators also sparred over the impending 'fiscal cliff’ and when to deal with the issue in Congress. We also discussed the recent rash of negative campaign ads and their effectiveness with Ken Goldstein, Ron Brownstein and Michael Scherer. We were live in the noon hour with coverage of Mitt Romney’s speech in Jerusalem, and got reaction from the Obama campaign’s foreign policy adviser, Tim Roemer.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte talks to Candy about what lawmakers need to do to reach an agreement on the budget.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte weighs in on Mitt Romney's foreign trip to Israel and how it will affect the 2012 race.
Sunday on “State of the Union,” Mitt Romney tries to bolster his foreign policy credentials on an overseas strip that began with a series of missteps. We’ll discuss the candidates’ foreign policy plans with top Romney campaign surrogate Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL).
Plus, the air wars are underway. We’ll look at the barrage of negative ads and how they are shaping voters’ impressions of the campaign. We’ll talk to Ken Goldstein, President of Kantar Media/CMAG, Ron Brownstein, CNN’s Senior Political Analyst and Michael Scherer of Time Magazine.
And we’ll have live coverage of Mitt Romney’s speech in Jerusalem.
Tune in Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.