Graham: Obama Speech A "Disaster," Public Option Dead (VIDEO)

Graham: Obama Speech A "Disaster," Public Option Dead (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — A Republican lawmaker says it's clear to him that the White House is ready to abandon a government-run public health insurance option.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says that President Barack Obama's address to Congress this past week was a "disaster," combative and showed little sign of compromise.

Graham says Obama was on the defensive – especially on a public health insurance option that Graham says is off the table and has been for a while. Not only does Graham think it "is dead," but it has "probably been dead a long time." "We just throw it in the garbage can," he added.

The senator was interviewed on "Fox News Sunday."

Get HuffPost Politics On Facebook and Twitter!

Before You Go

Popular in the Community