Tom Brokaw: ‘Boehner Is Right, President Spent Too Much Time Campaigning’ on the Sequester

by Nathaniel Botwinick

On MSNBC this afternoon, Tom Brokaw surprisingly declared that he thought “Speaker Boehner is right” in blaming the implementation of the sequester on the president and the Democratic Senate. He also criticized the president for his lack of leadership: “The president, by my lights, spent entirely too much time the last two weeks campaigning, in effect, out around the country, lining up that Saturday Night Live parody.” Brokaw suggested that “he ought to have been maybe at Camp David with Boehner and members of his team” and Democratic representatives.