McConnell addresses shutdown on Senate floor

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by WHAS11 editors

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Posted on October 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 1 at 4:43 PM

WASHINGTON (WHAS11) -- Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell weighed in on the partial government shut down Tuesday morning and even asked for an end.

“This morning I’m calling on the democrats who run the senate to sit down with the house and negotiate. Come to a reasonable solution that cancels the shutdown, and pass it. Because no one wants the shutdown, it seems but our friends on the other side of the aisle,” McConnell said.

He said the republicans worked hard to reach an agreement late last night and democrats were rejecting very reasonable proposals.

“It didn't have everything republicans wanted. It didn't have everything democrats wanted. It represented compromise and it reflected the will of the American people who don't want a government shutdown and who want to tap the breaks on Obamacare. Good folks who think the middle class deserves a bit of a break,” he said.

The democratic-led senate rejected the latest House Republicans efforts to derail the health care overhaul.

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