Former President Bill Clinton pointed his finger directly at Congressional Republicans for the looming possibility of a federal government shutdown in an interview on ABC's 'This Week" Sunday.
"Can you remember a time in your lifetime when a major political party was just sitting around, begging for America to fail?" Clinton asked.
The House voted early Sunday to make major cuts and delays Obamacare in exchange for continuing to fund the government. The White House and Senate Democrats have vowed to turn away any GOP legislation that undercuts universal health care.
Clinton told host George Stephanopolous he believes that's the correct approach.
"If I were the president, I wouldn't negotiate over these draconian cuts that are gonna take food off the table of low-income working people, while they leave all the agricultural subsidies in for high-income farmers and everything else," Clinton said. "It's chilling to me. The entitlement spending is going down as the unemployment rate drops and the economy grows. Half of the deficit's already disappeared. The rest of it just seems almost spiteful."
Here's a clip of the exchange via Newsy:
(H/T: Huffington Post)