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. Center left-out

    Sen. Brown save your own neck. The GOP is out of touch on Health care and the economy.

    March 12, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    I HOPE HE DOES A 360 ON THE REPUBLICAN'TS!!!! Remember, you are representing the MIDDLE!! I am a Democrat but I am trying to give you so DAP on your recent votes – you're ALMOST alright with me!!! We shalll see.....

    March 12, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    He voted FOR insurance reform which passed in Massachusetts, but he wants to deny the rest of the country. He's a selfish low-life republican.

    March 12, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  4. Susan L.

    Who cares what Senator Zoolander has to say? He's such an embarrassment to Massachusetts. The National Teabaggers adore this guy until he makes one vote that isn't knee-jerk obstructionist Rethuglican, and they turn on him like a pack of vicious howler monkeys. Scott Browns progress is hilarious to watch because he's being hoist on his own petard. He played to the whack-job teabaggers and got them supporting him to be an anti-Obama anti-Democrat who was going to be their saviour, and then he played moderate to the Massachusetts constituency that would actually have to vote for him. What's it going to be Scotty? Are you a Bay Stater or a Teabagger? I'm guessing in real life he's more of a Teabagger, but if he wants to keep that seat in 2012, he'd better turn into a Bay Stater.

    March 12, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  5. Wisconsonite - Rush Wants to Move to Costa Rica - Where They HAVE Socialized Medicine!

    I'm surprised he can take the time away from writing his book.

    March 12, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  6. Deb n Texas

    Poor Brown – he sits on the fence and sometimes sitting on the fence causes abrasions, you know there's sometimes sticky things on top of the fence. However, I do wish him well – seems like he has a mind of his own.

    March 12, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  7. Gil Oberdas

    Will Brown express his own views, if he has any, or just repeat what he is told?

    March 12, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  8. mike

    if he is so opposed to overhauling healthcare why doesn't he do it
    in his state oh thats right if he did he be out of a job you see its not
    about taking care of the citizens of this country its about me and my
    job but when the big dig was going on in his state the citizen in this
    country paid for that well now I want my money back

    March 12, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. martin

    this people need to think about people without insurance rather than their pocket. This time we get it and we can not be fouled anymore.
    Obama we support you.

    March 12, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  10. Pragmatic

    It will be interesting to hear Senator Brown: will he speak his mind, or has the republican leadership taken him to the woodshed and beat him into complete submission to the party line. Will we hear a thoughtful response or blind repetition of the republican talking points?

    March 12, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  11. KMAN

    Will he be nude and speaking out of his @ss as he is known to do?

    March 12, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  12. JDD

    That phrase "the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat" is getting old...

    March 12, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  13. Mike

    How about a response on getting healthcare done and has anyone in his family died or taken sick for poor healthcare!!!!!!!!!

    March 12, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  14. randall

    Wow! The nude model can speak!

    March 12, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  15. Texas Jack

    Wrong man for the wrong bill.

    March 12, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  16. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Whatever happened to "You Lie" (Wilson), looks like this is the second time he's been passed over. Wilson was suppose to speak after the President's State of the Union address but it looks like the Republicans have shut him down.

    March 12, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  17. jfs Memhis, Tn

    I am sure that the voters of Mass. appreciate their new Senator being so poltical after being in office only 90 days. Certainly they didn't expect him to be working for them ??? It is proably a good thing that he is in this position for less than three years before he must run again. I think people have forgotten that he has been elected only for the balance of Ted Kennedy's seat. Hope that he can find the time between being in Az and all over campaigning for all the GOPers to run again in 2012......or not ???

    March 12, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  18. one voice

    Brown is a Corporate shill, nothing more nothing less. His goal is to turn our Government into kings( Republicans) and servants(the rest of the population). How does 4 dollars an hour sound teabaggers?

    March 12, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  19. Robert

    Honestly, fellow Americans, the only thing that Brown's election succeeded in doing is stalling something that needs to happen. However mark my words, NO American will EVER get health care because NONE of you care about each other and only worry about how to make a quick buck. Currently, America is perhaps the worsed country to live and work in. The only individuals that benefit in the current system is rich, who are getting richer at the expense of the middle class (not poor as they already have nothing to be taken from them). Some MAJOR reform needs to happen REAL soon or the rest of the world will overtake and pass America. But, as I can see and have read in all the articles re: Health care reform, no change is bound to happen for another millennium and the USA will remain in the stone age.

    March 12, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  20. Jesus(the Zombie version)

    Does this guy EVER work????

    Oh yeah, the only work he did was vote YES on a socialist Democrat written jobs bill.

    Way to change Washington Mr. Brown. Now show me that package of yours and whisper in my ear "what can Brown do for you"

    March 12, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  21. Dave Diamond

    You referred to him as "Massachusetts Sen." but I believe the correct title is "United States Senator"

    March 12, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  22. MLiberty

    Sen. Scott Brown should never associate himself with the GOP. That makes him a Republican! That is how people will see him after his speech. How could you not support tackling the Greedy Insurance Companies that treat the poor and low-middle class Americans unfairly? If he puts himself on the side of Republicans, I for one would not vote for him again. He would dishonor the seat of Sen. Edward Kennedy who believed in total freedom, but government regulation to ensure a free and FAIR market for all Americans.

    March 12, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  23. IVOTE

    Brown is from Ted Kennedy's home state and dealing with one of Senator Kennedy's signature issues (Health Care for All). I can't wait to hear his position/hope for re-election in the Great State of MASSACHUSETTS, aka Kennedy country.

    March 12, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  24. MLiberty

    Scott Brown...

    Appear innocent, but a cunning tool in the wrong hands against poor Americans who are in dire need of Justice against the ills of big Insurance companies!

    March 12, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  25. ody

    what can i say...an amiable young senator,you better watch your language before you allow those old GOP dudes mess you up! why didnt they take up that task and allow you future responce? you re still new and i want you to suceed but your colleagues dont,never allow your self to be a tool for the GOP war in congress less you perish!
    its a word of advice....those old GOP folks ve all accomplished their political lives and has nothing at stake any more hence causing obstruction every where in congress,do your stuff gently and avoid this type of publicity,let John Mcain and the rest contiune their loosing battle cos he that is down fears fall nor down...am looking forward to you being a future leader of the American people after obama.

    March 12, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
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