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Sen. Flake: GOP, Dems Need to Work Together Due to 'Limits of What One Party Can Do'

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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. (AP Photo/Bill Clark)

By    |   Sunday, 30 Jul 2017 08:38 PM

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Republicans needed to work with Democrats on legislation following Congress' failed attempts to repeal Obamacare because it showed "the limits of what one party can do," The Washington Examiner reported Sunday.

"I mean, there are big issues that we've got to solve. We've talked about North Korea, the difficult foreign policy things that we have to do. But debt and deficit, for example, healthcare reform, these are things that can't be done by one party. We've just seen the limits of what one party can do," Flake said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation."

He also said senators should resist Trump's call to end the filibuster that requires 60 votes to end debate.

"Even if you change the rules of the Senate, which we should not do, there are limits to what one party can do… If we're going to solve the debt problem, $20 trillion of debt we have… we're going to be running deficits again over a trillion dollars soon. Those require both parties sitting together and sharing the risk. And, it's hard to imagine that can happen when we're ascribing the worst motives to our opponents," he said.

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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Republicans needed to work with Democrats on legislation following Congress' failed attempts to repeal Obamacare because it showed "the limits of what one party can do," the Washington Examiner reported Sunday."I mean, there are big issues...
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