July 6, 2011
WASHINGTON – The polarised US Senate hastily dropped plans to vote Tuesday on a symbolic resolution authorising the US role in Libya amid a Republican insurrection to demand action instead on the national debt.
‘We’ve agreed, notwithstanding the broad support for the Libyan resolution, the most important thing for us to focus on this week is the budget,’ Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced as he scrapped debate on the bill.
His comments came after several several angry speeches from Republicans who complained that Libya was the wrong measure at the wrong time and noted Mr Reid had cancelled an annual week-long recess to make progress in stalled debt talks.
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