“It appears right now that they’re relatively uncompromising. But I’m not. I try to be a compromiser,” the Illinois Republican said. “I think it’s important that we demonstrate an ability to reach out, demonstrate an ability to work across the aisle, and I’d like to see us do that.”
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) echoed those concerns in an interview on CNN tonight, warning a resolution to the standoff must be found.
“It seems to me that Republican leaders and Harry Reid and the Speaker and Congresswoman [Nancy] Pelosi should sit down together with the administration and figure out a way through this,” the Arizona Republican said. “It is harming the Republican Party. It is harming the view, if it’s possible, any more of the American people about Congress. And we’ve got to get this thing resolved.”
Clarification: Dec. 20
An earlier version of this story was not clear about when Congress used to pass appropriations bills.
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