"How singularly innocent I look this morning."
...And even the ever-sunny [North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows, chair of the Republican Freedom Caucus] was willing to concede that things were not looking ideal.
“Whenever you get close to a deal, negotiations have [three] phases: it’s called fatal, near-fatal, and definitely fatal,” Meadows said with a smile. “We’re in the fatal to near-fatal mode. It’s not definitely fatal for at least another 48 hours.”