March 12th, 2010
12:21 PM ET
5 years ago

Brown to deliver GOP weekly response

Sen. Scott Brown will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's weekly address.
Sen. Scott Brown will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's weekly address.

Washington (CNN) – Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, whose opposition to Democratic efforts to overhaul health care reform helped fuel his special election victory earlier this year, will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's weekly address, CNN has learned.

Brown will talk about health care and the economy, said a source familiar with the address, who asked not to be named. Republican leaders will announce later in the day that Brown will deliver the speech, which usually follows Obama's weekly radio and YouTube address.

Brown is a logical choice for GOP leaders as Congress is headed for showdown on health care reform. His victory in the January special election for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat provided Republicans with the crucial 41st vote that allows the GOP to maintain a filibuster against Democratic-led legislation.


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  1. CHIPS

    Go ahead put the new guy out there to make a fool of himself.

    March 12, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    America already delivered it's 2010 response...Senator Brown!

    March 12, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  3. jj

    Doing a heck of a job browny!

    March 12, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  4. Read the contstitution

    All you have to do is display Obama's 15 months in office and put a big sign and say "THIS IS A COMPLETE FAILURE AND WRONG". That's it. It's easy dispel the worst president in AMERICAN history.

    March 12, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  5. kf

    The Republicans think this man walks on water-NOT.

    Keep one thing in mind, his truck was purchased to pull his daughter's horse around in a trailer. He doesn't need health reform with his $$$$ but 35,000,000 people do.

    March 12, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  6. Dx

    Scott Brown is an idiot. The RNC must be desperate to allow an "ego-maniacal nude model" like Brown give the radio address to the nation on Saturday. I'm a Republican and I'm embarrassed by this guy!

    March 12, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  7. Dido

    Brown keeps saying that the 'voters sent a message' by electing him. On what planet does a small majority of Massachusetts voters mean all that much? The message might have just been we hate Martha Coakley. He is one of 100. Through reconciliation you need 51 votes(50 with the VP as Cheney did more than once). He is one vote and pretty irrelevant at this point. He can vote 'No' like his party votes on everything. So what?

    March 12, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  8. Karen

    I'm sure the entire literary world is awaiting with baited breath this nonsense.

    March 12, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  9. Adam

    "Barak Obama Lands a Presidency"
    Senator Barack H. Obama has been in office barely a month, but he already has a story to sell, and the New York Times is publishing it....

    Now, wouldn't that be a ridiculous post?

    March 12, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  10. jane

    This is how America's plutocracy financially bulks up its stooges to support families while holding public offices.

    March 12, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  11. wait a minute

    If Senator Brown wants to be reelected, he will have to remember where he comes from.

    March 12, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  12. Peter

    Gee, only in the upside down, inside out world of the right would a) being elected President of the United States and b) being the first African-American to be elected President of a nation that once considered African-Americans to be both subhuman and property that could be bought and sold as having "...accomplished nothing! "

    To everyone else on this thread:

    Mark my words folks–Brown and his backers are convinced he's presidential timber and think they can simply replicate Obama's path and then–if the media fails to take him and his pickup truck–combined with that W-redux cowboy coat he wore all winter–seriously, claim it's proof that the media isn't just liberally biased–but racially biased.

    And given the power of the right wing of the media to drive a message, I'd say anybody who fails to recognize where they're going with this guy does so at their own peril.

    March 12, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  13. get real

    @ Four and The Door, AND Senator Brown's state has socialized health care!

    March 12, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  14. An 8 year old ELEPHANT dung heap, does not transform into compost in just 1 year!

    I hope he keeps his clothes on!

    March 12, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  15. sean

    Too bad, he could be a moderate which is sorely needed in the republican community and hes getting thrown to the wolves, Brown should also keep something in mind when he says he wants to start over and the bill is no good, cause thats a horse all GOP have long beaten dead, and thats the bill might now have been so crappy if his party hadn't tried to knock things like the public option out of it

    March 12, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
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