McConnell Calls Censure Move ‘Stunt’

Jul 22, 2007 4:51pm

ABC News’ Mary Bruce Report: Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., spoke out Sunday morning against Sen. Russ Feingold’s, D-Wis., proposal to censure President Bush for mismanagement of the Iraq war.

"The kind of stunt that Sen. Feingold just recommended on the heels of the all-night theater of Tuesday night gives you a sense why this Congress has a 14 percent approval rating," McConnell said.

Feingold announced Sunday he will call on Congress to censure President Bush for making misleading public statements on the war and heading into Iraq without adequate military preparation.

McConnell went on to criticize Congress for a lack of productivity. "The fundamental problem the Democrats have is they aren’t passing any legislation. They aren’t doing anything to make the country better, " he said. "They had one opportunity to stop the war in Iraq if they really wanted to, and that was to cut off the funding for the troops. But they didn’t do that. They funded it."

McConnell made his remarks appearing on CNN’s "Late Edition".

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