FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats opened a last-minute push Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, for new talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. “Democrats have been clear that Congress should not leave Flint and other lead-tainted communities out of any (stopgap spending) negotiation that includes emergency disaster funding,” said Reid, and other top Democrats in a Tuesday morning letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Mitch McConnell defends obstructionism

Addressing a chamber of commerce meeting in his home state of Kentucky, the Republican said Wednesday that obstruction can be OK — as long a…