Spending war escalates Schumer-McConnell grudge match

Spending war escalates Schumer-McConnell grudge match


A partisan war over spending has increased tensions between the top party leaders in the Senate, and it’s likely to get worse.

A group of Republican lawmakers Thursday night took an unusual trip across the Senate floor to the Democratic side of the chamber. The GOP lawmakers confronted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who had just delivered a vicious broadside against Republicans moments after they helped Democrats pass a critical extension of the debt limit following a weekslong standoff.

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“Republicans played a dangerous and risky partisan game, and I am glad that their brinkmanship did not work,” Schumer said as Republicans stood aghast.

Republicans told the

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