September 1, 2011

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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