SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah's economy is feeling the pinch of the partial federal government shutdown, but says President Barack Obama showed a lack of leadership that led to the divide.
Herbert made the comments at his monthly televised news conference Thursday morning.
Herbert opposes President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, which is the flashpoint for the impasse in Washington, D.C.
The governor says the Republican-led tactic to derail the law "doesn't seem to be working so far," but wouldn't say if he supports the effort by Utah Sen. Mike Lee and others to defund the health care law in exchange for funding the rest of the government.
Herbert said says the issue is legitimate and Lee is doing what he feels is best and blamed both parties for playing politics.