Republicans are 'unhappy' with Mitch McConnell for backing down on debt ceiling fight: CNN reporter
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Mande Ngan/AFP)

On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," congressional correspondent Ryan Nobles reported that Senate Republicans are angry with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for cutting a temporary deal over the debt ceiling, which they see as throwing away a winning hand against Democrats.

"There are several Republicans who still plan to attempt to block this measure," said Nobles. "That would mean that at least ten Republicans would have to vote with Democrats to allow the bill to the floor for an up-or-down vote. Now, John Thune, who is the second-ranking Republican in the United States Senate. He's their whip in charge of their vote count. He just emerged from a meeting and told reporters that they will be fine, that they did find ten Republicans willing to vote yes to allow it to come to the floor."

Nobles then explained that there is significant dissent within the ranks.

"But there are several Republicans that are just unhappy with Mitch McConnell's strategy here, that he backed down from this challenge with the Senate Democrats," said Nobles. "Among them, Senator Ted Cruz, who's going to be among them attempting to block this measure, and Senator Lindsey Graham, who was very critical of Senator McConnell, not understanding why McConnell took this step when he felt that they had Democrats on the ropes."

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