Chambliss, who faces the threat of a primary challenge in 2014, said the fiscal cliff “weighs on him” for reasons other than his own re-election.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., who faces the serious threat of a primary challenge and has suggested flexibility on taxes, said the fiscal cliff “weighs” on him because it’s a critical issue for the country, not because of his 2014 re-election. “We’ve got to do what’s right for the country,” he said. “The politics will take care of itself.”
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.