But at the Capitol, behind the four doors and the three receptionists and the police guard, [Senate minority leader Mitch] McConnell said he could imagine doing this again.And I thought the Democrats were over the top in their rhetoric when, according to second-hand accounts, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) is quoted as saying, “We have negotiated with terrorists,” and Vice-President Joe Biden as saying the Republicans had “acted like terrorists”.
“I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting,” he said. “Most of us didn’t think that. What we did learn is this — it’s a hostage that’s worth ransoming. And it focuses the Congress on something that must be done.”