Sen. Angus King: 'We Look Like A Third World Country'06:43

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As the U.S. heads toward a partial government shutdown, U.S. Senator Angus King of Maine joins Here & Now for an update from Capitol Hill.

King, an Independent, says a small group of Republicans is holding the United States government hostage in order to achieve policy goals.

"It's a segment of a segment that's really controlling this thing," King told Here & Now. "I mean, we look like a Third World country. It's positively embarrassing."


This segment aired on September 30, 2013.

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