Rev. Al Sharpton, who previously announced he would never use his show to criticize President Obama, said Friday on “PoliticsNation” that the “real scandal” this week was House Republicans voting to repeal Obamacare, not the IRS conservative targeting scandal, the Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press journalists’ phone records, or the Benghazi terrorist attack and the administration’s highly controversial response, into which lawmakers increasingly favor creating an investigatory committee.
Sharpton accused Republicans of being “obsessed” over scandals this week, which have drawn bipartisan outrage and left the Obama administration facing comparisons by Sharpton’s parent network to the Nixon era.
SHARPTON: You’ve got to hand it to the Republicans. In a week when they’ve obsessed over scandals, they’ve managed to miss an actual scandal. That’s their 37th vote to repeal the president’s health care law, trying to deny a law that would literally give health care to millions of Americans. It’s not just a waste of time, it’s an outrage. But Speaker John Boehner says he may not be done yet.