August 27, 2009Inhofe: U.S. headed toward revolution
@ 1:01 pm by Eric Zimmermann
The overreaching of the federal government is pushing the U.S. towards a revolution, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said today.
"People are not buying these concepts that are completely foreign to America," Inhofe said at a townhall in Chickasaw, Okla. "We're almost reaching a revolution in this country."
Inhofe has been one of the Senate's most strident opponents of climate legislation and healthcare reform.
Inhofe added that he didn't need to read the full helathcare legislation before deciding to vote against it. Public opinion and news reports, he said, provided all the information he needed.
"I don't have to read it, or know what's in it," Inhofe said. "I'm going to oppose it anyways."
Most of the versions of healthcare legislation making their away through congress are about 1,000 pages long.
[link to briefingroom.thehill.com