Ottumwa, Iowa (CNN) – Saying Republican senators are preventing a legislative debate the American people deserve, President Obama called out the GOP at an Iowa rally Tuesday.
"The American people deserve an honest debate on this bill." Obama told the crowd. "You should not have to wait one more day."
For the second time in as many days, Senate Republics blocked efforts Tuesday to move the debate forward on a financial reform bill because, in the GOP's view, there needs to be more focus on making sure there are no loopholes for banks to be "bailed out" in the future.
Before the Iowa crowd, the president took issue with Republicans' united front.
"Senate Republicans unanimously blocked efforts to even begin debating reform," Obama said. "They won't let it [the bill] get on the floor to be debated. It's one thing to oppose reform, but to oppose just even talking about reform in front of the American people and having a legitimate debate? That's not right."