September 10, 2017

Someone needs to explain the definition of bipartisanship to Sen. John McCain:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday criticized the deal President Trump struck with Democrats to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling.

"This was not an exercise in bipartisanship," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"The Republican leaders, [Speaker Paul] Ryan [R-Wis.] and [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell [R-Ky.], were surprised to hear that he had cut this deal with 'Chuck and Nancy.' "

McCain said the proposal Trump accepted last week with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had just been categorically rejected by the Speaker of the House.

"That's not the way we need to do business," he said.

He added that the agreement made is "basically devastating to national defense."

McCain said his first obligation, as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is to make sure "the men and women who are serving in our military have everything they need."

"Under this agreement, they not only don't have everything they need, their lives are in greater danger," he said. "We can't do that to them."

President Trump on Friday signed a spending package that would provide disaster aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey, while raising the debt ceiling and funding the government for three months.

Yes, because the old way they've been doing business has worked out so well. His party has been very good at obstructing everything and playing politics with people's lives for the last eight years. They're not so good at governing now that they've got the presidency and both houses of Congress back.

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