President Obama was described as “exotic” by one senator from a Southern state during a closed-door meeting, Sen. Tom HarkinTom HarkinGrassley challenger no stranger to defying odds Clinton ally stands between Sanders and chairmanship dream Do candidates care about our health or just how much it costs? MORE (D-Iowa) claimed Wednesday.
Harkin said the remark was made at a private event attended by nearly the entire Senate on filibuster reform.
Harkin spoke in response to a question about polarization in Congress. He said the Congress hadn’t been this polarized since the Civil War.