During the election last year Representative Ben Quayle claimed that Barack Obama was the worst president in US history.
Today brave Representative Ben Quayle (R-AZ) stood by those earlier comments.
Ben Quayle exploded onto the national political landscape last year with a feisty campaign ad that declared President Obama to be “the worst president in history.” Quayle used that ad – and a famous family name – to win a seat in Congress.
On ABC’s “Top Line” today, Rep. Quayle, R-Ariz., stood by his campaign contention – but suggested that there’s still room for improvement.
“I have great respect for the office of the presidency and I have great respect for our president. He is our president. But I think the policies and the initiatives he’s been pursuing are damaging our country. And my generation and future generations will actually inherit a weaker country,” Quayle told us.
“That’s the biggest thing that I see going down. Now if President Obama is willing to actually go to the center and work with us on various issues, that will be great. He said he wants to do [medical malpractice] reform, he wants to reform the regulatory agencies so they’re not overly burdensome on small businesses. But he says a lot and then doesn’t back it up with actions. So we’ve got to look at what he actually does. So I think that we’re going to be watching him for what he’s going to be doing on the policy side.”