Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said that under a Republican-controlled Congress, there will be no shutdown and no default on the national debt.
"Let me make it clear: There will be no government shutdowns and no default on the national debt," McConnell said during a press conference Wednesday.
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McConnell, the presumed Senate Majority Leader, also said that if President Obama's takes executive action on issues like immigration, it would be "a big mistake."
"I think the president choosing to do a lot of things unilaterally on immigration would be a big mistake," McConnell said. "It's an issue that most of our members want to address legislatively. And it's like waving a red flag in front of a bull to say, ‘If you guys don't do what I want, I'm doing to do it on my own.'"
Obama has made it clear that he is not backing down from using executive privilege on passing an immigration bill that he wants, regardless of whether or not is is approved by both chambers of Congress.
"I hope he won't do that, because I do think it poisons the well for the opportunity to address a very important domestic issue."