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October 16th, 2013
04:46 PM ET

Schumer: Deal shows “brinksmanship won’t work”

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday that the Senate-brokered compromise to reopen the government and delay the debt ceiling shows that conservative intransigence won’t be able to net concessions from President Barack Obama or Democratic leaders in Congress.

“Mainstream Republicans realize the politics of confrontation and reckless brinksmanship won’t work,” Schumer said.

Praising the president and leaders of his caucus, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate said of Obama, Sen. Harry Reid, and others that “no one blinked at any one point” in the face of Republican demands to defund or delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act

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