Milbank: Not Working With Congress ‘Coming Back To Bite Obama’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank said prominent Democrats like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) are now turning on President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal because of his unwillingness to work with Congress and develop relationships over the course of his entire presidency.

Milbank said, “This is where it is coming back to bite President Obama that he doesn’t have good relationships with anybody on Capitol Hill pretty much even the Democrats. And when you see Chuck Schumer, the all but certain next Democratic Senate leader siding with the Bob Corker-Menendez bill on sanctions, I think it sent a signal they are very close to having enough votes to overcome a presidential veto. And that is a very serious message to the White House that says you know what, you actually have to work with this Congress.”

He added, “The problem is the history this president has had with the Congress of taking his own Democrats for granted and surely not having much faith in the Republicans. So I think it is that history of having no short of  liaison with the congress. There is no good will there, and where he really needs the congress is where that is coming back to haunt him.”

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