Keith Ellison critical of Obama's fiscal cliff deal [VIDEO]
Ellison won't vote for a bill that includes entitlement cuts, he told CNN.
Now just a month from a painful plummet off the so-called "fiscal cliff," the White House offered up a deal yesterday that echoes President Obama's proposal throughout the campaign: hike up taxes on the country's wealthiest, introduce billions in new stimulus spending, and find at least $400 billion over the next decade in entitlement cuts, mostly from Medicare.
The plan doesn't give much to Republicans, so it's not surprising that they aren't exactly jumping at the offer. But it sounds like Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison might be at odds with Obama on this one as well.
In an interview with CNN yesterday, Ellison said he didn't yet know all the details of the offer, but would not support a plan that included entitlement cuts.
"I can tell you this: we're not going to stand back and let seniors, people with disabilities, the most low-income, vulnerable people in this country, bare the brunt of this fiscal entanglement," said Ellison.
Watch the full interview here:
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