At a town hall meeting in Claremont, Congressman Charlie Bass faced a hostile crowd of constituents over his vote for the Ryan budget plan. His response? Let’s call it something else.
In Claremont, many said that they were worried that Bass wanted to lower taxes on the wealthy. They worried about his association not with Romney but with Ryan, the author of the Republican budget.
Bass voted for Ryan’s budget plan, which has helped to make Ryan a Republican hero, and target for Democratic criticism.
At one point during the Claremont meeting, Bass seemed uncomfortable with Ryan’s prominence. When asked about the Ryan budget, Bass said, “I hate to call it that. It’s the Republican budget in Congress.”