On Sunday’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol was incredulous that Congress and the White House have not reached a compromise to avert the “fail-safe” sequester mechanism, which would trigger massive budget cuts.

“Look, the White House proposed it originally, so the White House is being misleading recently when they denied that,” Kristol said. “On the other hand, the majority of Republicans in Congress voted for it. So they both accepted it as a trigger — as a sort of fail-safe mechanism that would be too horrible to contemplate, and now it’s happening. And it’s just pathetic really that this is a political debate about Democrats.”

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