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Sen. Menendez Compares GOP to Terrorists in Tax Cut Battle

By on 12.3.10 | 1:15PM

So much for President Obama's call, in the wake of last month's election, to have "an honest and civil debate about the choices that we face."

Earlier this afternoon, Sen. Robert Menendez, discussing negotiations with Republicans on tax cuts, said:

“Do you allow yourself to be held hostage and get something done for the sake of getting something done, when in fact it might be perverse in its ultimate results? It’s almost like the question of do you negotiate with terrorists,” Menendez said when asked whether he and other Democrats would accept a compromise with Republicans.

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