Yeah, I know he’s a Mass Republican but he’s been about as unreliable as they come.
(Briefing Room) — Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) ripped House Republicans for voting to move the Senate-passed payroll tax cut extension to a conference committee.
“It angers me that House Republicans would rather continue playing politics than find solutions,” Brown said in a statement. “Their actions will hurt American families and be detrimental to our fragile economy. We are Americans first; now is not the time for drawing lines in the sand.”
Brown, who faces a tough reelection fight from Democrat Elizabeth Warren, has been outspoken in calling for House Republicans to embrace the Senate extension.
A day earlier Brown said that it would be “irresponsible and wrong” for House Republicans to not pass the Senate bill, which he called a good deal. He said that he did actually “appreciate” the GOP’s drive to extend the tax cut for a year but that the two-month bill was worth accepting too.