Abby D. Phillip
September 27, 2013
Former vice president Al Gore today had harsh words for lawmakers who are on the verge of allowing the government to shutdown over a bid to defund President Obama’s health care law.
“The only phrase that describes it is political terrorism,” Gore said at the launch of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Effective Public Management in Washington. “Why does partisanship have anything to do with such a despicable and dishonorable threat to the integrity of the United States of America?”
Gore said that the effort among some Republicans in the House and Senate to demand that Congress defund Obamacare in order to approve funding for the government “cannot be allowed.”