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Top U.S. House Democrat Sees Republican 'Civil War' as Shutdown Looms

He made the comments on an ABC News program

With a possible partial government shutdown looming in two weeks amid what a senior Democrat called a Republican "civil war," House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Sunday vowed to bring a defense spending bill to a vote "win or lose" this week despite resistance from hardline fellow Republicans.

Hakeem Jeffries, the top House Democrat, faulted the Republicans who hold a narrow 221-212 majority in the chamber as they bicker over spending and pursue a new impeachment drive against President Joe Biden while the United States faces a possible fourth partial government shutdown in a decade.

"Let's be clear. House Republicans are in the middle of a civil war," Jeffries told ABC's "This Week" program, adding that the result has been "chaos, dysfunction and extremism" in Congress.

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