Yarmuth predicts election will result in 'ugly' gridlock in Congress
10/23/2010 10:51 AM
The U.S. House and Senate will likely have razor thin majorities in an ultra-polarizing environment, Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth predicted.
“I’m very pessimistic about the next session of Congress,” he said.
Yarmuth said on Pure Politics he thought Democrats had “a new energy over the last couple weeks.” But he said he expects the final partisan head-counts after the Nov. 2 election to be close. And that could set the stage for epic clashes.
“By and large, I think it’s going to be pretty ugly. I think there’s going to be a lot of gridlock,” he said. “Ultimately, I see both parties being pulled toward their poles.
“I just can’t see where there’s going to be a lot of room for bipartisan cooperation. I hope I’m wrong,” he said.
Here’s his take on the election and the implications:
- Ryan Alessi
Below the Fold
Majority of Kentuckians not fearful of losing insurance; Congressional Budget Office says repeal will raise costs, leave millions without insurance
Gov. Bevin appoints new University of Louisville board, renaming most from previous reorganization attempt
Former congressional candidate says Democrats need to understand days of the coal industry being a true force in the state are over
SACS says "chill" on accreditation concerns at UofL; Stivers raised concerns with nominating commission
Subscribe and get the latest political intelligence delivered to your inbox.