Illinois' Senior Senator said he's hopeful that more lawmakers will break ranks and vote to end the partial government shutdown and also to raise the debt limit.
Democrat Dick Durbin pointed to his fellow Illinois lawmaker, Republican Senator Mark Kirk, who recently said he would vote to raise the debt ceiling.
Durbin said more of that type of attitude is needed.
Durbin added that House Speaker John Boehner is putting his reputation and political future ahead of the good of the country when it comes to a vote to end the partial shutdown.
Durbin made the comments Tuesday on the WDWS Morning Show.