Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., made the mistake of trying to sound tough during an exchange with House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., CNS News reported.
“You say the president has threatened to veto the bill?” Rogers asked.
“No. He hasn’t threatened. He said he absolutely will veto,” McGovern responded.
“Yep,” McGovern answered.
And the room burst into laughter.
According to CNS, McGovern wasn’t fazed, smiling as he added: “And, you know what? I think he’s very serious about this.”
If the president is serious about this red line – as opposed to that one he drew over Syria then tried to deny — it says a lot more about the fecklessness of his administration than it does Republicans in the House of Representatives.
The whole world — even his most insipid stateside supporters — knows what this president’s red lines are worth.
Do they laugh out loud in Tehran, too?