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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Jul 18, 2013 10:08 AM Flag

    Bob Corker Called #$%$ On Mitch McConnell During Senate GOP Meeting On Filibuster: Report

    Bob Corker Called #$%$ On Mitch McConnell During Senate GOP Meeting On Filibuster: Report

    The Huffington Post | By Mollie Reilly Posted: 07/17/2013 9:07 pm EDT | Updated: 07/18/2013 9:48 am EDT

    A meeting of Senate Republicans reportedly took a contentious turn on Wednesday when Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) disagreed with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) characterization of the deal made with Democrats on President Barack Obama's nominations, calling McConnell's claims #$%$."

    According to a Roll Call report, McConnell told his caucus that he believed he could have negotiated a deal more beneficial to his party than the one brokered primarily between Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

    Roll Call's Meredith Shiner reports:

    McConnell’s tone, according to multiple sources, implied that he had been kept in the dark about the talks between some in his own ranks and Democrats. However, those same Republicans say they kept McConnell updated throughout their negotiating process.
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., got so frustrated with McConnell’s presentation of events, that he called #$%$” loud enough for the room to hear, nearly a half-dozen sources said. The heated exchange underscored the “buyer’s remorse” among some Republicans, especially leaders, one senior Republican said on background.

    Under the deal brokered by Reid and McCain, Republicans agreed to allow votes on seven of Obama's executive nominees, under the condition that the president replace two of his nominees to the National Labor Relations Board with two other candidates. The deal came after Reid threatened to invoke the so-called nuclear option, or changing Senate rules by a simple majority vote.

    Corker was one of 17 Republicans who voted to end the filibuster on Richard Cordray's nomination to lead the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau.

    As The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim and Michael McAuliff reported Tuesday, the deal was perc

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