Tuesday, July 25, 2017

McCain returns to Washington, pleads for Republicans, Democrats to work together

The return of Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, to the Senate today to participate in a procedural vote to allow debate on the Republican health care plan enabled the vote to reach 50-50 with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tiebreaking vote.

Though, I would have preferred that the bill be buried and never mentioned again, I can't say the same about the speech McCain delivered on the Senate floor following the vote.

In his speech, which can be seen in its entirety on the accompanying video, McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this month, chastised himself and his colleagues for the way they have operated the past few years and pleaded for both parties to work together for the American people.

He also said he would not be voting for the current legislation without major changes.

"Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the internet and television," McCain said. "The hell with them," indicating they are profiting from the partisan division.

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