Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) responded Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" to Senate Majority Leader's Harry Reid's (R-NV) statement that it's a "fantasy" for Mitt Romney to expect Senate Democrats to help pass his conservative agenda.
"[Romney] said he's going to reach across the aisle and find common ground, and to have that kind of response from Democrats in Congress is -- it's discouraging," he said. "But look, I think at the end of the day, even Harry Reid and even the Democrats who might take that point of view at this point are going to say, we've got to solve these problems."
"And so I'm hopeful that those were just political comments made in the heat of a campaign."