Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) said, “Obama doesn’t like to deal with the Congress and he won’t invite them up and he won’t come up here really visibly.

“He apparently doesn’t respect the institution and the role that they play,” Lott said of Obama. “I think Hillary, I’m not going to be for her, but I think she would be much better about reaching out and actually trying to work with the Congress.”…

Former Rep. Thomas Reynolds (R-N.Y.), in a telephone interview on Tuesday, ticked off a list of accomplishments the two worked on together, including their work to save the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station after the Pentagon threatened to close it in 2005.

“I found Hillary to be very reasonable and very interested in working on projects that mattered to my district, but I also saw some of my Republican colleagues say the same thing,” Reynolds said. “Watching her, she knew the process of how to get people involved, earn consideration of her issues and work to get support of her issues.