POTUS Call from France for Congress to Deliver on Health Care Arouses Angry Tweets From Key GOP Senator

By MichaelJames

Jun 7, 2009 8:28am

In President Obama's weekly address Saturday, the globe-trotting commander-in-chief said "even as I’m abroad, I’m firmly focused on the other pressing challenges we face – including the urgent need to reform our health care system."

"This issue, health care reform, is not a luxury," Obama said. "This is a necessity. … All across America, our families are making hard choices when it comes to health care. Now, it's time for Washington to make the right ones.  It's time to deliver." 

On Sunday morning, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, angrily responded via twitter.

"Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us'time to deliver' on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND," Grassley wrote.

The president spent time Saturday night and Sunday morning enjoying some fine Parisian cuisine and culture with his wife and daughters.

"Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said 'time to delivr on healthcare,'' Grassley tweeted. "When you are a 'hammer' u think evrything is NAIL I'm no NAIL."

- jpt

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