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Shot: Republican Leadership Blames Sequester They Voted For On Democrats

“The defense sequester is, as you know, the result of President Obama’s desire to avoid an additional vote on raising the nation’s debt limit before the presidential election.” [House Republican Leadership, Letter to Sen. Reid, 8/1/12]

Chaser: Sen. Lindsay Graham On Fox News: “My Party Has Their Fingerprints All Over It,” “It Was The Republican Leadership Who Agreed With The Concept”

“And by the way, my party has their fingerprints all over it. It was the Republican leadership who agreed with the concept if the super-committee failed, let’s have decimating of the Defense Department as one of the consequences. The party of Ronald Reagan would have never allowed that to happen.” [Senator Lindsay Graham, Fox News, 8/1/12]

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