Senator Pat Toomey On Why the Super Committee Failed and What We Do Now


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Freshman Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) was one of twelve members of the so-called Super Committee which failed to reach an agreement late last month to cut at least $1.5 trillion in savings. In an interview with The Heritage Foundation, Toomey explained that not every member was on board with reaching a deal.

Again, to be fair, I think several of the Democrats on the committee really wanted to find a way to reach an agreement. In the end, what they were not willing to do was to stand up to the most liberal wing of their caucus. And the pressure pushing them away from a deal was significant.

But despite the Super Committee’s failure, Toomey has been very vocal that we cannot now ignore our nation’s fiscal crisis and that a deal to tackle our mounting debt must still be reached.

The interview runs about 7 minutes. Hosted by Rob Bluey and produced by Brandon Stewart. For more videos from Heritage, subscribe to our YouTube channel.


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