Sen. John Kerry: This Is The ‘Tea Party Downgrade’

Appearing on Meet the Press today, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) slammed Republicans’ and the Tea Party’s intransigence and hostage taking on negotiating over the debt, calling S&P’s downgrade of U.S. debt the “Tea Party downgrade”:

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Indeed, S&P said it made the move in part because Republicans took the debt ceiling hostage and refused to consider raising taxes.