Gov. John Kasich, R-OH, on Sunday criticized the partisan fighting over the repeal of Obamacare saying he doesn’t think “either party particularly cares about helping poor people.”
“Both parties ought to be worried about poor people because I don’t think either party particularly cares about helping poor people,” Kasich said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “You look at the rates of poverty, the problems in this country. We have not designed a system to get people work. Everything we’re talking about now — getting people healthy, giving them health care — is designed to get them to work. It’s designed to give them an opportunity to have a better life.”
Kasich also took issue with the lack of leadership in Washington.
“I don’t think we have enough leadership,” Kasich added. “I think too many people cower, you know, in the wings because of partisanship. Not just Republicans; Democrats as well. If you try to get a great number of governors, Republican or Democrat, to speak out on this, where are they? All you hear are crickets and chirping because they’re, they’re worried about upsetting their base.”