McConnell: GOP ‘vindicated’ by spending deal

“Quite frankly, I think this is a vindication of what Republicans have been saying all along: before we spend the taxpayers’ money, we should have a real accounting of what’s actually needed,” said McConnell as his Democratic counterpart Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThis obscure Senate rule could let VP Mike Pence fully repeal ObamaCare once and for all Sharron Angle to challenge GOP rep in Nevada Fox's Watters asks Trump whom he would fire: Baldwin, Schumer or Zucker MORE (D-Nev.) stood across the aisle from him.

“So now that we’ve demonstrated that there aren’t enough votes to support more un-offset spending, I intend to vote in favor of a clean CR,” said McConnell, before casting his vote for the resolution proposed by Reid that omitted the emergency FEMA funding that had been a point of contention.

“In my view, this entire fire-drill was completely unnecessary,” McConnell concluded.