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Schwarzenegger calls members of Congress 'wimps'

October 27, 2010 | 12:27 pm

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There he goes again.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called members of Congress "wimps" for failing to stand up to pressure from oil companies. Schwarzenegger said he hoped the defeat of Proposition 23 in California Tuesday would have national political consequences for Big Oil.

"We need to go to Washington and say, 'Look what happened. You, because oil companies have spent money against you, they have threatened you, you backed off the energy policy and the environmental policy in Washington,' " Schwarzenegger said. "What wimps. No guts. I mean, here, you idolize and always celebrate the great warriors, our soldiers, our men and women who go to Iraq and Afghanistan, and they’re risking their lives to defend this country and you’re not even willing to stand up against the oil companies. I said, 'That’s disgusting.' You promised the people you’d represent them. You didn’t promise the people you’d represent the oil companies and the special interests."

Schwarzenegger made his comments in an interview with Diane Sawyer for ABC World News. You can watch the video here.

-- Anthony York in Sacramento

Photo: ABC