Graham: Obama using March Madness bracket to distract from budget

Politics,Beltway Confidential,Michal Conger

Sen. Linsdey Graham said President Obama’s NCAA tournament bracket, which he filled out on ESPN on Wednesday, was a “good soft news story” meant to distract from his budget, which is almost two months late and unlikely to get support in Congress.

“I think his basketball picks are good news stories and his budget is a lousy news story for him, and so he’s trying to do a good news story,” Graham said on  Fox’s “On the Record. “Do you realize he’s never received one vote for any of his previous budgets? If he can pick one winner right in the brackets, he’s trumped what he’s able to do on getting votes for his own budget.”


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