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Tennessee's Sen. Corker says Democrats and GOP need to get 'on the same page' on budget fight
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 14, 2013 7:20 AM EDT
A Senate Republican says there's plenty of blame to go around for the partial government shutdown and specter of default.
Corker, who has been a key player in previous negotiations, tells NBC's "Today" show he believes the strategy of tea party-supported House Republicans to demand a retreat on the new health care law was "not one that bore fruit."
But he charges that Senate Democrats, led by Nevada's Sen. Harry Reid, engaged in "overreach" Sunday in trying to get the GOP to undo or roll back the automatic spending cuts known as a sequester. Corker said, "I don't really focus on who gets blamed."