- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 18, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican leader in the Senate said Sunday that President Obama is trying to “politicize” financial reform.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said senators ought to go back to the drawing board and try to fix the bill. That’s similar to the Republican message about Mr. Obama’s health care legislation as it headed for Senate passage.

Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat, disagreed and said Mr. McConnell and other Republicans should offer specifics, not just “broad-brush critiques.”

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Mr. Obama used his media address this weekend to criticize Mr. McConnell for opposing a bill Mr. Obama contends would help prevent another financial meltdown. Republicans say the bill would make more bailouts possible.

The senators spoke on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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