Republicans pounce on Obama's comment about private sector
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Over the weekend, President Obama focused on teachers and other government jobs.
"I know states are still going through some tough times," said President Barack Obama.
But it's what the President said about the private sector that still has his campaign on defense this week.
"The private sector is doing fine," said the President.
Not fine, says Mitt Romney. "Is he really that out of touch?" said Mitt Romney, presidential candidate.
The President and his aides tried to clarify.
"The economy's not doing fine."
"We need to accelerate job creation in the private sector," said the Senior Advisor to the President, David Axelrod.
But now there's another issue.
Allegations that the White House intentionally leaked classified information.
"It's very clear that this information had to come from the administration. It couldn't have come from anywhere else," said Senator John McCain, Arizona.
"Something has got to be done about this. We need to close their yaps here if we can," said Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan.
President Obama denies it was done on purpose, for political gain.
Attorney general Eric Holder's appointed two U.S. Attorneys to investigate.
But some Republicans here want independent counsel, saying holder has zero credibility on Capitol Hill.