A senior GOP aide argued that in the end Democrats, not Republicans, will pay the price for the defeat of the U.N. bill.
“If Democrats want to reinforce the common wisdom that they are unserious on fiscal issues and spending, that’s their right, but it’s that reality that got them unelected in the first place,” the aide said.
Kathleen Hunter and Jessica Brady contributed to this report.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.