Frustrated Senate Republicans lashed out at Sen. Rand Paul Thursday evening for his refusal to allow a vote on a budget deal, a move that could force a temporary government shutdown.
Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, warned Paul during a heated back-and-forth on the Senate floor that he would be to blame for shutting down the government.
“I don’t know why we are basically burning time here while the senator from Kentucky and others are sitting in the cloakroom wasting everybody’s time and inconveniencing the staff,” he said.
Cornyn added that Paul “will effectively shut down the federal government for no real reason.”
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