Senate conservatives likely to oppose debt-ceiling compromise, but won't delay Senate vote Staff

8/2/2011 9:49:00 AM - Staff
The founding members of the Senate Tea Party Caucus said Sunday that they won’t seek to delay Senate action on a compromise debt-ceiling plan being negotiated by congressional leaders and the White House ahead of an Aug. 2 deadline.

Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican freshman from Kentucky who has previously sparred with leadership on other measures, said in a brief interview that while he will likely oppose the debt-limit plan outlined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Sunday morning, he will not seek to push a Senate vote on the measure past the deadline by which Congress must act or else the country will default.