Rand and McConnell caught talking strategy on hot mic: ‘We’re going to win this, I think’

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Kentucky’s two Republican senators — Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell — were caught on a hot mic on Wednesday night privately talking strategy about the government shutdown.

The video, posted on YouTube, shows Paul, the state’s junior senator, approaching McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, before McConnell was about to go on television from the Capitol. McConnell had left a meeting at the White House with President Obama and congressional leadership earlier in the evening.

Paul argued to McConnell that Republicans should keep stressing that they are willing to compromise, unlike Democrats. “We’re going to win this, I think,” Paul said.

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