Oct 4, 2013

Senators Caught On Hot Mic

Senators Caught On Hot Mic, A conversation between two Republican senators caught on an open microphone Wednesday provided a candid look into their thoughts about the politics surrounding the government shutdown.

Talking about the Democrats’ stance of refusing to negotiate a compromise to the shutdown stalemate, Senator Rand Paul told fellow Senator Mitch McConnell:

“It’s awful for them to say that,” Sen. Rand Paul told fellow Senator Mitch McConnell, in regards to the Democrats’ stance of refusing to negotiate a compromise to end the shutdown stalemate.

“I don’t think they poll tested ‘we won’t negotiate,’” Paul said.

Paul was coming off an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, and he told McConnell, who’s microphone was switched on for an interview with CNBC, that he has been saying over and over again that “we’re willing to compromise, we’re willing to negotiate.”

Earlier, speaking to Burnett on her show “Out Front,” Paul said “I would think you have to negotiate, which to me means discussing your differences and trying to get in the middle between the two. So we’ve been offering some compromises. I think that’s what the American people want.”