Expecting a victory in the November midterm elections, Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) has outlined which legislation the GOP would seek to repeal during the 112th Congress. In the process, he drew ire from some prominent Democrats.
In an interview on PBS Newshour, Cornyn — who also serves as the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee — said that if his party regains the majority, it will "pretty quickly" move to overturn key pieces of legislation supported by President Barack Obama, such as the healthcare reform and financial regulatory bill.
He did admit, however, that due to Obama's veto power any repeal would be unlikely to become law.
Nevertheless, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine pointed out that Cornyn was not the first Republican to advocate a similar course of action, and suggested that it shows the GOP is "out of touch with middle-class Americans' concerns."
"Senator Cornyn and Republicans might act like they're promising change, but really they're just promising more of the same policies that failed so miserably and put us on the brink of a second Great Depression," he concluded.