Senate Minority  Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back against President Barack Obama’s claim that Republicans have no alternative to his failing healthcare law, telling Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren “this is a president that has a difficult time telling the truth.”

The Republican leader sat down with Van Susteren to dispute Obama’s accusation that Republicans were merely obstructionists with no plan of their own:

VAN SUSTEREN:  The president spoke yesterday and he had a lot of harsh words, but one of the thing he said is that the GOP has no plans in reference to healthcare. He also said that you have refused to answer the question of what benefits someone could have who doesn’t have healthcare under Obamacare, so he specifically targets you.

McCONNELL: One of the things the American people have really learned firsthand here in the last few weeks is the president has a very difficult time telling the truth.