In an interview with the Des Moines Register released Wednesday, the president accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of maintaining an "ironclad filibuster."
"First of all, Mitch McConnell has imposed an ironclad filibuster from the first day I was in office," Obama told the paper's editors. "And that's not speculation. I mean, this is — it’s amply recorded. He gave a speech saying, my task is to defeat the president."