"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."
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.