On Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized President Barack Obama for the timing and partisan nature of his remarks following the tragic shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
Krauthammer said the president’s decision to attack Republicans was in bad taste.
“The president in that speech was back to hyper-partisan mode, a slashing attack on Republicans,” Krauthammer said. “At one point he is speaking of the Republicans, he said ‘and some of them are decent,’ which is quite a remarkable thing for a president to say if you expect any cooperation. And to do this within minutes of 13 naval employees, brave Americans lying dead, I thought was in extremely bad taste.”
Krauthammer added that Obama could have postponed the remarks meant to mark the fifth year anniversary of the financial crisis.
“He could have waited until tomorrow. It isn’t as if this is a holy anniversary. He could have spoken, you know, later in the week which is the week that marks the fifth year of the crisis. And on Syria, he said, having dealt with the Syrian issue, which is another farce — he has opened up a can of worms. There is no way we are going to disarm Syria. This is a fig leaf. It is nothing more.”