McConnell Says Senate Could Finish Friday ‘With Cooperation’ (Video)
The senior senator from Kentucky might need to have a little chat with the junior senator from Kentucky.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said late Thursday the Senate could finish its work on trade, Patriot Act surveillance authority and a highway patch by close of business Friday. That would let lawmakers make it to their home states well in advance of the Memorial Day parades.
But that would require “cooperation” that at this point is nowhere to be found, principally because of Sen. Rand Paul’s threat of maximum obstruction of any extension of the NSA’s surveillance powers.