Abraham: 'Somebody has to step up'
"It's not the America in which we grew up," said Abraham, who celebrated his 60th birthday Tuesday. "Somebody has to step up and change it."
Abraham considers himself a conservative who doesn't believe in alienating those who aren't.
"We have to reach a consensus so we can thrive and succeed as a people and as a country," he said. "I'm the guy who wants to talk to the other side and come up with solutions."
Abraham said he's against expanding Medicaid in Louisiana and believes the Affordable Care Act is a failure that must be reformed either through repeal or new legislation.