By Amie Parnes - 02/26/13 08:18 PM EST
Obama once again pointed the finger at House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Congressional Republicans for stalling on the sequester, saying they “refuse to compromise even an inch” on closing tax loopholes.
"These cuts are wrong,” he told the crowd. “They're not smart. They're not fair. They're a self-inflicted wound that doesn't have to happen.”
Obama spoke just hours after Boehner, in some of his most colorful and pointed remarks about the sequester, called on the Senate to get “off its ass” and pass a bill to prevent the sequester.
Read more on Obama's speech in Newport News.