Paul Ryan to Marco Rubio: “Read the deal and get back to me”
Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday, Rep. Paul Ryan had a rather terse response to Sen. Marco Rubio's criticism of his proposed budget plan: "Read the deal and get back to me."
“People are going to do what they need to do," Ryan continued, perhaps making an oblique reference to Rubio positioning himself for 2016. "In the minority, you don’t have the burden of governing, of getting things done."
“If you’re in the minority, you don’t have to pass things. You don’t have to govern,” Ryan said. He went on to frame his plan as a protection against another politically damaging government shutdown, saying, “We are in the majority here in the House. We’re one-third of the so-called power structure here in Washington, and we think it would be a bad idea to have two government shutdown scenarios in 2014.”