Woodward: Obama ‘Disengaged from So Many’ of These Issues

by Andrew Johnson

The situation on the border is “a mess” and some Democrats are worried that President Obama will not do enough to address the crisis, along with other ones facing the administration, according to the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward.

Capitol Hill Democrats expressed to Woodward that they feel “the president is disengaged from so many of these things.” “I think the president’s got to get engaged, he clearly is capable — I think if the political pressure builds, as it will, he will act,” he said on Fox News Sunday.

Part of President Obama’s withdrawal is due to his lack of interest in working with Congress and stems from his rocky relationship with Republican leadership, namely Speaker John Boehner. “I think Obama holds Boehner in some disdain,” said Woodward, adding that the speaker’s office has had a difficult time communicating with the White House.

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