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July 17, 2013


Senate Republicans Grow Testy on Nuclear Option Deal

Senate Republicans "grew tense as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told his members he could have gotten a better deal on nominations than the one negotiated by rank-and-file Republicans," Roll Call reports.

McConnell's tone in the meeting "implied that he had been kept in the dark about the talks between some in his own ranks and Democrats. However, those same Republicans say they kept McConnell updated throughout their negotiating process."

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) "got so frustrated with McConnell's presentation of events, that he called 'bullshit' loud enough for the room to hear... The heated exchange underscored the 'buyer's remorse' among some Republicans, especially leaders."












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