By Judy Kurtz - 02/11/13 05:59 PM EST
Instead, the former Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., mayor contended, “It's almost like they don't give a damn. And so if they don't give a damn, why did they expect anybody else to?"
Asked by “Squawk Box” co-anchor Becky Quick if he thinks the situation is a reflection of poor leadership or the American public not wanting to hear bad news, he replies, “I think [lawmakers] have to hear from the public out there and maybe the public is a little lackadaisical as far as — you know most, the average layman out there [is] sitting going, ‘Well, nothing I can do about it so I’ll just wait it out.’ But meanwhile, don’t want to wait too long.”
For more on Eastwood's comments, click here.