Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Popcorn Moments

If you need a little amusement, watch Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) go after the misbehaving Republicans.

In the latest expression of Republican frustration with conservative GOP colleagues, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Susan Collins (R-ME) excoriated Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY) for persistently refusing to initiate House-Senate budget negotiations.

Their comments on the Senate floor Tuesday reflect a growing Republican schism over how to approach the tax and spending fights that have hamstrung Congress for years and dragged its approval ratings to historic lows.

“For four years, four years, we complained about the fact that the majority leader … would refuse to bring a budget to the floor of the United States Senate,” McCain said. “What [do] we on my side of the aisle keep doing? We don’t want a budget unless — unless — we put requirements on the conferees that are absolutely out of line and unprecedented.”

Kids these days.

One bark on “Popcorn Moments

  1. This would matter a lot more if McCain, Collins et al carried their disapproval all the way through voting against the demands from the GOTea. Without that, it’s just so much chatter.

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