Bloomberg Reporter Sees No Political Damage for Democrats After Bergdahl Debacle

‘I don’t think this is going to last very long unless Congress comes up with better arguments than “we really hated the Rose Garden ceremony”‘

Bloomberg Reporter Sees No Political Damage for Democrats After Bergdahl Debacle (NewsBusters)

Appearing on Thursday's MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports, Bloomberg News reporter Jeanne Cummings asserted that the highly controversial Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange – which an overwhelming majority of Americans feel has endangered the lives of U.S. soldiers – would have no negative political impact on Democrats in November's midterm elections.

Asked if the deal with the Taliban would affect the elections, Cummings declared: "Generally, no. It's a bipartisan reaction....I don't think this is going to last very long unless Congress comes up with better arguments than, 'We really hated the Rose Garden ceremony.' That compared to bringing a soldier back, for the American public, I don't think they weight together."

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