- The Washington Times - Monday, May 19, 2014

President Obama told Democratic donors Monday night that Congress is wasting time investigating the Benghazi affair and focusing on the troubles with his health-care reform law instead of tackling important issues such as immigration reform and a minimum-wage hike.

Speaking at a party fundraiser in Potomac, Md., the endless debates surrounding Benghazi and Obamacare should end.

“The problem is not that we lack solutions. One party that has been captured by ideologues whose core is ‘no’… Who don’t believe that we as a country have any significant role in giving people a hand up,” the president said. “The debate is now about, what? Benghazi? Obamacare? It becomes this endless loop.”

As has become routine during his fundraising speeches, Mr. Obama also told Democrats to remain passionate and not become complacent during the midterm election season.

Monday night’s event was hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Drezner and his wife, Lora. The funds raised will go to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Tickets ranged from $10,000 per person to $32,400 per couple.