Former Republican Senator Rips Today's GOP

Chuck Hagel, former senator from Nebraska, says his fellow Republicans acted irresponsibly in the debt ceiling debate.

Chuck Hagel, former Senator from Nebraska, says his fellow Republicans acted irresponsibly in the debt-ceiling debate. Some of his choice quotes during the interview with the Financial Times:

"Irresponsible"..."Disgusted".."Astounding lack of responsible leadership:"

"The irresponsible actions of my party, the Republican Party over this were astounding. I'd never seen anything like this in my lifetime. I was very disappointed, I was very disgusted in how this played out in Washington, this debt-ceiling debate. It was an astounding lack of responsible leadership by many in the Republican Party, and I say that as a Republican."

Beholden to the tea party:

"I think the Republican Party is captive to political movements that are very ideological, that are very narrow. I've never seen so much intolerance as I see today in American politics."

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