Graham On Senate Deal: ‘This Package Is A Joke’

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October 16, 2013 8:05 a.m.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is not pleased with the latest Senate deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, but accepts that it is the only remaining option to avert default.

“This package is a joke compared to what we could have gotten if we had a more reasonable approach,” Graham told the Washington Post on Wednesday. “But live and learn; we’ll be doing this in a couple months.”

Graham added that Republicans need a different strategy the next time Congress addresses the budget.

“For the party, this is a moment of self evaluation, we are going to assess how we got here,” he said. “If we continue down this path, we are really going to hurt the Republican Party long-term.”

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