Garrett: Admin Sees Itself in Cold War with GOP

by Nathaniel Botwinick

According to CBS’s Major Garrett, the White House sees itself locked in a Cold War with House Republicans:

Is anything going on, is anyone of importance talking to anyone else on Capitol Hill of importance? And I was given the same, non-responsive answer I get daily, “the lines of communication are open.” And finally, getting sick of that, I said, “Well, look, the lines of communications were open during the Cold War, too.” So, I thought, well, this is kind of an extravagant, over-the-top metaphor, the White House will reject that. The person wrote back, “Yeah, the Cold War ended when one side realized they couldn’t win.” So I think we’re on a Cold War footing right now.