Rhode Island progressive hero Sheldon Whitehouse took on Texas tea party scourge Ted Cruz on Crossfire last night debating the merits – or, more to the point, the lack thereof – of the government shutdown.
“Everyone that I know in Rhode Island knows the difference between negotiating and negotiating while holding hostages,” Whitehouse said. “I really think it is important that we do our level best to both take away the threat of the debt limit and reopen the government then everything is on the table, of course it is, but we want to negotiate like Americans without guns to our heads.”
For a local version of this very same debate, Justin Katz and I will be squaring off on the same topic today on the Wingmen segment of 10 News Conference. I’ll post that later today, in the meantime, enjoy the national version via CNN: