"Top Bay State Democrats continued to try to pin the sequestration chaos in D.C. on congressional Republicans yesterday, with Gov. Deval Patrick again accusing the GOP of trying to ruin the economy and saying he’s “scared,” while U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined in to slam “just plain dumb” budget cuts.
Patrick framed sequestration as a “partisan failure,” blaming GOP House Speaker John Boehner for refusing to strike a deal with President Obama.
“When the Republicans in the House say, ‘This is what we’re willing to do,’ and the president says, ‘OK, I think that’s a good idea,’ they say, ‘Well you know what? Never mind then.’ I think that’s as frustrating to the American public as it is to me,” Patrick said at a State House press conference yesterday."