President Barack Obama refused to give Republicans the satisfaction of characterizing his party’s midterm election trouncing Wednesday, telling reporters he is focused on finding a way to work with the new GOP majority.
Facing the press from the White House East Room a day after Senate Republicans secured enough votes to retake the majority in the next Congress and House Republicans expanded their lead in that chamber, Obama acknowledged that Tuesday was “a good night” for the Republican Party, and that turbulent political times are ahead for his administration.
“Congress will pass some bills that I will not sign,” he said. “I’m sure I will take actions that some in Congress will not like.”
But Obama said he’s focused identifying common ground. “The American people overwhelmingly believe that this town doesn’t work well,” he said.
“I’m eager to work with the new Congress to make the next two years as…
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