On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came back to Senate floor to assert a need for bipartisanship, and speak out against “bombastic loudmouths” who aim to divide the country.
McCain had been absent from his position after having brain surgery and discovering he had brain cancer in recent weeks.
McCain blamed both both parties – Republicans and Democrats – for being too one-sided and “tribal” in their viewpoints. Consequently, law makers cannot get anything done and the political system remains a gridlock.
He announced on the Senate floor that lawmakers should “stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio and television and the internet.”
“To hell with them,” he exclaimed. “They don’t want anything done for the public good. Our incapacity is their livelihood. Let’s trust each other, let’s return to regular order.”
“We’ve been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle. That’s an approach that’s been employed by both sides, mandating legislation from the top down without any support from the other side, with all the parliamentary maneuvers that requires. We’re getting nothing done, my friends. We’re getting nothing done,” he added.
Less than two weeks after undergoing brain surgery, McCain joined fellow Senators to move forward towards the objective of repealing and replacing Obamacare. After Republicans received 50 votes, Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie and Republicans now face the challenge to gain agreement on a new health care bill.
First reported by The Blaze.