by Jennifer Swift
Sep 29, 2013
05:14 AMConnecticut Politics
Governor Malloy Calls Congressional Republicans 'Barbarians at the Wall'
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
SOUTHINGTON--With their keynote speaker unable to leave Washington because of the looming government shutdown, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addressed the Democrats’ largest fundraiser of the year and described House Republicans in Washington as the “barbarians at the wall.”
Addressing the ongoing fight over the Affordable Care Act in Washington, Malloy said the Republicans were making a “gigantic” mistake.
“What they want to do is end Obamacare before it is the proven success that it is going to be,” Malloy said. “Having Americans with health insurance is something we all believe in, we all want, and every member of Congress has, and every United States citizen should have. This is a fight worth fighting, a fight worth winning. We have to stand up to this crowd. They are the barbarians at the wall.”