Party Politics

GOP: Wait Till Recess

So much for that health-care compromise. Two leading Senate Republicans are saying that a health-care bill is out of reach before the Senate goes on its August recess. “There are a lot of tough decisions to make and they aren’t going to be made real quickly,” Senator Charles Grassley told CNN late Wednesday. Grassley's colleague Michael Enzi backed up the need for a delay. “You can’t say you got to do it in a week, you got to do it in a month,” Enzi said. “You got to do it in the amount of time it takes.” Enzi said he took offense to headlines claiming that he was close to brokering a deal with the Democrats. “I’m not interested in lending credibility to disaster,” he said.