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Mitch McConnell: 'My job is to protect the country when I can,'

by Joe Arnold | WHAS11.com
February 14, 2014

Tea party tees off on McConnell after debt vote

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Under fire from the tea party for his part in allowing a senate vote to raise the nation's debt ceiling, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he had to act in the best interests of the country to avoid default by the United States.

"My job is to protect the country when I can," McConnell said at a campaign appearance in Louisville, "and to step up and lead on those occasions when it's required. That's what I did."

With a filibuster threatened by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), McConnell and eleven other Republican senators joined with Democrats to reach the 60-vote threshold to end debate on the bill which extends the federal debt limit for one year. The vote prevented another budget showdown such as the October impasse which led to a politically damaging 16 day shutdown of most of the federal government.


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Your job is to obey your oath, a$$hole


Release the Sandy Hook video.

Too bad he's talking about

Too bad he's talking about the real estate an not about protecting its people.

The Turtle speaks. (-:

The Turtle speaks. (-:

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sharkhearted's picture


Mitch McConnell you traitor.

Your job is to PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION....not the country.

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

No lie too big to tell Americans.

After 100 years of selling U.S more debt when does it save the day.

Debt is $17 trillion and counting, 50oz gold per person.

Free includes debt-free!

bigmikedude's picture

Translation of McConnell's statement :

My job is to protect the establishment, lobbyists, and special interest groups when I can, and to step up and sell my leadership to the highest bidder when it's required. That's what I did.