McConnell: Senate Republicans and the Iraq Vote

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Today, the Senate approved the funding supplemental for Iraq and Afghanistan, which passed the House on Wednesday. President Bush has promised that he'll veto the legislation because of the benchmarks that it contains for withdrawal from Iraq.

Without the votes to override a veto, the Democratic leadership has not specified what their next move will be.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told NPR's Robert Siegel that he has already had preliminary talks with Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-ND) on the next round of Iraq war-funding legislation. "Obviously, the veto is going to be sustained," he said.



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