Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) on Thursday said he's been taken aback by the amount of praise he's received from his Democratic counterparts in recent days, given that he's rarely seen eye-to-eye with any of them previously.
"I've never had so many nice things said about me by people that I don't agree with on anything," Cole said during an appearance on CNN's "Starting Point."
Cole made headlines on Tuesday when it was revealed that he urged his GOP colleagues to immeidately accept President Obama's proposal to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for households earning less than $250,000, winning him commendation from congressional Democrats. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded the Oklahoma congressman on Wednesday. But on Thursday, Cole re-iterated that he and Murray still aren't exactly simpatico.
"I respect Sen. Murray, but she's one out there arguing to go over the fiscal cliff. She thinks that would be a good idea. That's a crazy idea," Cole said. "With all due respect, I'm not sure she really wants my idea accepted because she's argued for the opposite position."