Kerry calls US govt shutdown a brief disruption

"Do not mistake this momentary episode in American politics as anything more than a moment of politics. This is an example of the robustness of our democracy" Kerry said.

Kerry calls US govt shutdown a brief disruption

World Bulletin / News Desk

The shutdown of the U.S. government is a "momentary episode" and does not change the U.S. commitment to Asia or elsewhere, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.

Kerry is acting as stand-in for Barack Obama who cancelled his Asia tour, including to the Indonesian resort island of Bali for a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders, because of the stalemate in Washington over the government shutdown.

"Do not mistake this momentary episode in American politics as anything more than a moment of politics. This is an example of the robustness of our democracy," Kerry said. But he added that if the shutdown were prolonged or repeated, people would question the U.S. ability to "stay the course".

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chas holman
chas holman - 5 yıl Before

Speaker Bohener, at least put up a clean CR to the floor so your OWN party can vote on it. My goodness. At a time of economic recovery, this is beyond criminally negligent and bordering on treasonous at this point. Congress has a fiduciary and judicial obligation to pay the bills for the laws they have passed, it is really quite simple.Stop the d@mn games