GOP Chairman Says Party Needs to 'Prosecute' Obama

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By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The chairman of the Republican Party says the GOP needs to "prosecute the president," arguing that Barack Obama's offenses are a long list of promises unfulfilled.

Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) says Obama promised lower unemployment if Congress passed his stimulus package in 2009. He said the president also pledged to reduce both the federal deficit and the nation's debt. The unemployment rate stands at 8.3 percent.

Priebus said in an interview Monday with "CBS This Morning" that the GOP needs to prosecute the president "who seems to be in love with the sound of his own voice."

Other Republicans declined to use the word "prosecute."

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu faulted Obama for what he said is a failure of leadership.

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