And a GOP Senate aide criticized it as well, saying, "Many Republican Senators are furious that they were ambushed with this proposal that would have them vote to give Obama unilateral authority to borrow $2 trillion more in exchange for nothing. This wasn't leadership, it was surrender."
Still, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said he supports the McConnell contingency plan. But Blunt said it's really a "Plan Z."
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.