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US Senate leader accuses Democrats of 'deception'

US Senate leader accuses Democrats of 'deception'

The top Republican in the Senate is accusing President Barack Obama and Democrats of "deliberate deception" of the American public during the negotiations to cut government spending and increase the U.S. debt limit.
In a harshly worded speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the president presented Republicans with three choices: smoke and mirrors, tax increases, or default. McConnell says Republicans refused to play along.
Despite his strong language, McConnell says Republicans will ensure that the government does not default on its obligations. His statement comes after another round of bipartisan meetings failed to reach a breakthrough.


Updated : 2021-04-17 11:14 GMT+08:00