New Hampshire’s Sununu Says Politicians Have ‘It All Wrong’
Chris Sununu, the Republican governor of New Hampshire, spoke critically to politicians in Washington on Sunday, including members of his own party, saying today’s politics are “fucked up.”
“I think politics in its entirety on both sides of the aisle in Washington is screwed up,” Sununu said on CNN’s “State of the Union”.
Host Dana Bash asked Sununu about Republicans’ criticism of GOP lawmakers who voted for the infrastructure bill that President Biden recently passed, and about a video that Representative Paul Gosar, Republican from Arizona, tweeted that described an attack on Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City.
“When we talk about kick people out of committees because they don’t like one vote or the other, again, I think they have their priorities screwed up,” Sununu said.
Referring to Gosar’s tweet, Sununu said that “of course they have to be censored for that”.
Sununu said politicians are beholden to partisanship.
“They have it all wrong with their priorities. They are focusing on the wrong thing. They are not talking about balancing budgets. They are not talking about fixing health care, about immigration reform. Social security and Medicare are going to be cut off in about 10 years. You had better deal with this problem because I have seniors who rely on these kinds of programs. And instead, we spend all of our time focusing on these finicky things. “
The Republican Party can be a big tent, he said. “Whether you’re an independent or a Democrat, we have room for everyone in the Republican Party, and I think that’s what you’re going to see over the next year or so.”
Sununu announced on November 9 that he would not be running for the Senate seat held by Democrat Maggie Hassan.