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.