O’Brien Challenges Steve Israel on Blame for Sequester


CNN’s Soledad O’Brien challenged Rep. Israel (D., N.Y.) on blaming the GOP entirely for the sequester and the harmful aspects of the legislation Wednesday on “Starting Point.” Israel took issue with most of O’Brien’s questioning in what quickly became a tense interview:

SOLEDAD O’BRIEN: So, do you think it’s realistic to get it done in two days?

STEVE ISRAEL: I don’t think so. Unfortunately, the Republicans never should have sent us home last week on vacation.

SOLEDAD O’BRIEN: Only took three seconds to get to blaming the Republicans, this is kind of how it’s gone, come on.