(The Hill) — The No. 3 Republican leader in the House took President Obama to task Friday, claiming he should put the golf clubs down and get directly involved in the budget talks with Congress.
“He’s got to get off the golf course and he’s got to get engaged,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said.
“He has a responsibility as a leader,” McCarthy said.
Although he referred to the president’s golf game, McCarthy did not address the highly publicized golf game Obama recently played with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the GOP leader with whom Obama is expected to soon meet to deal with the budget deficit and debt-limit crises.
The GOP’s third most powerful congressman accused Obama of staying on the sidelines during the budget deficit talks lead by Vice President Joe Biden.