McConnell Urging Senate GOP to Filibuster Continuing Resolution

While the Democrat-controlled Senate is hoping to pass a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown at midnight Saturday, the Senate GOP leader is vowing to filibuster.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he does not want a shutdown, but he wants “to see what the House can do on a bipartisan basis.”

“I’m recommending a no vote even though I very much want to avoid a government shutdown,” McConnell told reporters Saturday outside the Senate chamber.

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