As the president and members of Congress return to Washington today and tomorrow to try to come to a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, Maria Bartiromo’s interview with Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin last Thursday continues to reverberate. Bartiromo, clearly annoyed that the president and the congress can’t come to terms to keep us from going off the cliff, went off on Cardin.
“Are you guys just incompetent or what? If you can’t do what the American people pay you to do, why don’t you just step aside and put someone in there that can actually get a deal done?”
After the interview from CNBC’s studio at the NYSE, there were audible cheers from traders who were watching the interview.
Watch it after the jump…