"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."
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.