February 12th, 2009
05:40 PM ET
9 years ago

Gregg: 'I'm sure' I upset the White House

(CNN) - New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg acknowledged the White House is likely upset with him because he did not vote on the stimulus bill.

“I’m sure that’s true," Gregg said, adding he decided not vote for the White House-backed measure “because I gave my word to people.”

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  1. Robert

    Where is a bipartisan anything? Lets say 60% of the USA is liberal right now. Ok 60% Spending/Liberal Philosophy, 40% Conservative Tax Cuts. Who loses here? Polar approaches benefit no one, esp the American people with enough faith to vote. 40% of us were heard on Nov 4 and now all are being ignored.

    February 12, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  2. How did those tax cuts work out the last8 years? Not too well you say?

    Remember folks, Republicans serve THEIR people, not THE people. Funny how two little letters change everything.

    February 12, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  3. Bankrupt in Tx

    I'm sure GREGG was SHOCKED to realize that he could not work for Obama without also supporting Obama's programs. Was he hoping to be THE DECIDER of Obama's economic policy? Gimme a break!

    February 12, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  4. Max in Arkansas

    wishy-washy twit republican

    February 12, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  5. Anne E.

    Gregg is a great example of how little the GOP wants to help Pres. Obama drive the bus out of the ditch.
    GOP always talks "America," and "morals and values," but they don't walk the walk - and they never will.
    Good riddance, Judd.

    February 12, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  6. Melissa

    I hope the Republican's continue to cause the problems that they are causing because it will make it extremely easy for the Democrats AGAIN in 2010. What your party has proven is that you listen to nobody but yourselves and yet your are getting plucked out one by one in elections by the American people!! Please keep stalling the stimulus and go home to your mansion's while the rest of us sit here wondering when employment will pick up so we can get a job. The Republican party is drawn on nothing but hate and lies. Oh and another thing, please quit copying the Democrats (i.e., black man leading the RNC, setting up email banks, etc.) We have already done that!!! Come up with something original (Palin!). She did make for a great laugh!!! Still does as a matter of fact!

    February 12, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  7. Ms. Johnson, Pearland,Texas

    This action taken by this senator is just one in a long list of reasons why I cannot vote for Republicans. It is so obvious that once a republican you are owned by the party with total disregard for the people you represent. You must always be in lockstep or you will have to pay. For the senator to admit that he had given his word not to vote on the bill is very sad. The promise should never have been made nor requested. I wonder who he gave his word to...

    February 12, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  8. Bankrupt in Tx

    Symantec boss John Thompson is on a two-person shortlist to fill the role of the next US Commerce Secretary.
    Former Time Warner chairman Richard Parsons is reportedly the other person on the Commerce Secretary shortlist.
    Obama officials confirm that the candidates will arm-wrestle and submit a 500-word essay on why they support the stimulus bill.

    February 12, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  9. Jan

    If Judd Gregg wanted to be fair to every person in the US, he would resign the Senate immediately.

    He went to Obama and asked for the job, he took the job when Obama stuck his neck out with his own Party and offered it, he made Gov. Lynch (D) appoint an R as a condition of accepting the job, and now he is humiliating himself over this job. Lynch did his part and Obama did his part and Newman did her part.

    If Judd Gregg was fair, he would retire.

    February 12, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  10. Robert

    cnn not one post makes it.

    February 12, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  11. julie

    Apparently Sen. Gregg's word isn't worth much. He went after something and then "all of a sudden" change his mind. I give the president kudos for trying to include everyone, but hope he realizes the politicians that have been in DC for years, do not want to give up their freebies, their status, or their power.

    If the republicans have it all figured out, why don't they share now or are they waiting to see if the president tanks, and then they can say we told you so. Meanwhile the country goes down in flames.

    February 12, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  12. Gordon Shumway

    Probably a good thing he did decline the Commerce job. Integrity just wouldn't fit in with all the tax cheats and crooks currently residing there.

    February 12, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  13. Apples for sale

    Not much longer for the bragging republicans,their headed for the last stand,just like Custer the big mouth.

    February 12, 2009 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  14. Dan

    Excellent decision. Bravo. We cannot participate in Barack's socialistic and radical policies.

    February 12, 2009 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  15. No Transparency = No Gregg

    The heck with the White House Gregg With Emmanuel as his henchman Obama is turning into a crook – trying to hijack the census and rig the count - bringing in tax cheats and lobbyists -- jamming an earmark laden posrk spending bill sown our throats – speaking out of both sides of this mouth while telling us he is transparent – rigging the stimulus so that only unions get the building contracts even though 85% of construction workers are non union -– This guy from the South side of Chicago is turning out to be a fake and just another dirty politician from IL

    February 12, 2009 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  16. Ruth

    Gregg sounds like another cry baby.

    February 12, 2009 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  17. Greg, DE

    So I think Barack should just fill his cabinet with Dems. They want to serve and be a part of progress. The GOPeeERs are just obstructionist who would rather Americans suffer than anything else.

    February 12, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  18. malclave

    Obama just wants a token Republican... why should Gregg play along?

    What happened to all you libs chanting "dissent is patriotic" over the last several years? You're all treating President Obama as some sort of god-king.

    February 12, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  19. Mary, IL

    The GOPeeERs got us into this mess, now they're running like rats away from someone who wants to resolve our issues. They're cowards, all of them.

    February 12, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  20. the other Dan

    Open up a homeless shelter in the White House, give the people hope, not just in Ft.Myers,,,that way you can depreciate the space used and claim to be non-profit organization,,,that would be a show of good faith,,,and as he said, keep those prayers and letters coming in,,,

    February 12, 2009 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  21. Gwen, FL

    By people he means Rush Limbreath and Sean Hand-Me-Down. We will remember in 2010, and I can't wait.

    February 12, 2009 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  22. JT

    COWARD, COWARD, COWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 12, 2009 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  23. george

    i'm glad he stepped out. he would have only caused trouble and would have probably did something dishonest later down the line.

    February 12, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  24. Julie

    @Pam...there is already no power in the color red in either house or senate now, so why will 2010 make any difference?

    The Democratic congress has control now Pam. We totally control the House and with the three republicans we swung over to our side (through that $10 billion we gave Senator Specter in the stimulus bill) then we also control the Senate.

    Don't you know this?

    February 12, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  25. Chris Mannoia

    This is unreal, isn't it? "Another one can't hang with Barack! Don't worry Mr. President, you are doing a WONDERFUL job, and we are all behind you!

    Hey, I'll come to your cabinet: I've paid my taxes, haven't had any illegal alien maids, and I don't care about being a "token" Republiican, ha!

    Keep up the great work Mr. President!

    Obama 12' (YES WE DID)

    February 12, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
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