In an interview with Fox59, Coats said the political battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney represents a fork in the road for the country. Coats, a Republican, said he’s convinced America needs to move away from the president and his policies.
Coats said the stakes are almost as high in Indiana, where the race between Republican Richard Mourdock and Democrat Joe Donnelly is tight and could help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.
Coats took issues with Obamacare, which he blames for a tax on medical devices that he said will cost jobs in Indiana. He added that the measure wouldn’t have passed under a Republican-controlled Senate.
“When you support a tax on an industry, you need to think about what the consequences are for the future of that industry and what it really means,” Coats said.
Coats isn’t up for reelection this year, but he’s not just watching from the sidelines. He said the election is too important not only for the country, but for Indiana as well.
"I think we are poised to be one of the leading states in the nation if we can get our act together in Washington."