Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Caught On Hot Mic Talking Shutdown Strategy: "We're Gonna Win This"
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) were caught by a hot mic Wednesday discussing their strategy regarding the government shutdown. Sen. Paul told McConnell "we're gonna win this, I think."
"I just did CNN and I just go over and over again 'We're willing to compromise. We're willing to negotiate.' I think... I don't think they poll tested we won't negotiate. I think it's awful for [Democrats] to say that over and over again," Rand Paul is heard saying to McConnell.
"Yeah, I do too and I, and I just came back from that two hour meeting with them and that, and that was basically the same view privately as it was publicly," McConnell responds.
"I think if we keep saying, 'We wanted to defund it. We fought for that and that we're willing to compromise on this', I think they can't, we're gonna, I think... well, I know we don't want to be here, but we're gonna win this, I think," Paul says back.