WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Tom
Coburn said he believes a deal will be struck to raise the debt
ceiling for a short amount of time and that President Obama
will have no choice but to sign the deal.
The White House has said that it will only support a deal
that extends raising the debt ceiling by enough so that another
vote on the issue will not have to take place until after the
"I understand why they are saying they won't sign a short
term but I think they won't have any choice and I think that's
the answer right now," Coburn said on the NBC television news
program "Meet the Press."
Coburn is part of the "Gang of Six," a group of Republican
and Democratic senators trying to hammer out a debt deal.
(Reporting by Dave Clarke, Editing by Christopher Wilson)
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