McConnell on Extortion Politics: Debt Ceiling Was a Hostage ‘Worth Ransoming’

I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting. Most of us didn’t think that. What we did learn is this — it’s a hostage that’s worth ransoming. And it focuses the Congress on something that must be done.

– Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

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