"I'm not interested in scoring any political points. I'm interested in getting an outcome for the American people. And the only way that can be done is with the president of the United States," McConnell said.
The GOP leader then took a shot of his own at Reid, saying: "I might say, I actually cut short a conversation with the vice president to come out here for this important vote on a live quorum. I'd like to get back to work."
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.