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Eye On Boise

Senator decries partisanship

Congress is way too partisan, according to GOP Sen. Mike Crapo. “When I got to Washington 13 years ago, I was shocked by the partisanship,” he said in a talk to the Boise City Club this week. But it’s gotten worse. “It has changed over the last 10 years, and the acrimony is intense.”

“I believe that ultimately, the American people, American voters, are going to have to step in and tell candidates that they do not expect them to act like that in the future. That’s the only way I can see that this will work.”

Crapo’s remarks, which followed discussion of the current battles between Democrats and Republicans over judicial nominees, drew sustained applause.

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