GOP Chairman Says Party Needs To ‘Prosecute’ Obama

CBS DC

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The chairman of the Republican Party said Monday that the GOP needs to “prosecute the president,” arguing that Barack Obama’s offenses are a long list of promises unfulfilled.

Using a word more common in criminal cases than politics, Reince Priebus said Obama promised lower unemployment if Congress passed his stimulus package in 2009, and to reduce both the federal deficit and the nation’s debt. The unemployment rate stands at 8.3 percent.

“We need to prosecute the president on what he promised and what he delivered,” Priebus said in an interview with “CBS This Morning.”

Republicans close to Mitt Romney’s campaign sent a message to convention delegates Monday that they need to argue that Obama’s presidency has been a failure. Republicans echoed that line in news conferences and statements.

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu talked of Obama’s “complete absence of leadership” in getting Congress to approve…

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