John McCain tears into Mike Lee on Senate floor, Lee responds

Sen. John McCain provides yet another reason why many feel the “old bull” should be put out to pasture when he tore into fellow Republican Sen. Mike Lee on the Senate floor Thursday over Lee’s objection to negotiate the debt limit increase as part of the budget resolution.

“Perhaps the senator from Utah doesn’t know about that — the fact that even if they did raise the debt limit, it could not become law because it doesn’t go to the president of the United States,” McCain said.

“So again, maybe the senator from Utah ought to learn a little bit more about how business has been done in the Congress of the United States.”

Sen. Lee then took to the floor to respond to McCain’s charges that he doesn’t know how Congress works.

“In case no one noticed, the way Washington works stinks,” Lee answered.

It’s unfortunate that McCain doesn’t show this much passion to prevent a raise to the debt ceiling. It’s even more unfortunate that those who’ve been sent to Washington, D.C. in recent years to clean up the mess have to battle just as hard with fellow Republicans as with Democrats to make it happen.

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Tom Tillison


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