McConnell Aide Brags About Lack Of GOP Health Plan

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, says the intraparty rift is overblown. He and others point to past criticisms of Democrats' proposals made by many of the same Republicans, and that there is agreement within the party to pass some sort of health care bill.

"The Democrats like to complain that Republicans don't have an 'alternative' bill," Stewart says. "We don't have a thousand-page, trillion-dollar bill that raises taxes, slashes Medicare and raises premiums -- they're right as rain about that."

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