McCain Confesses ‘Train Wreck’ In Republican Party, Conservatives Are Terrified
GOP Sen. John McCain, in a recent recent interview, reflected on the first five months of the Republican Party’s complete rule in Washington.
The Arizona Senator was asked about his party’s accomplishments
There’s the confirmation of Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch. There’s also the dozen Obama-era regulations that have been repealed. “I’m overjoyed. Sure. That’s what we promised,” McCain said with a tight smile. “I’m really happy.”
But then the Senator paused and said:
“I was being sarcastic … The fact is I’m disappointed,” the famously gruff Arizona Republican said, calling his party’s governing plans a “train wreck” set to hit Congress in September.
“Everything piles up, we go to the edge of the cliff, shut down the government, then we have an omnibus or a continuing resolution where we can vote yes or no. No amendments, no improvements, nothing,” McCain added.
Senate Republicans are not looking forward to September. But Senators from both parties are growing worried.
“No meeting, no anything and no plan. I look at September and it’s just: How are we going to get that done?” said an exasperated Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state, the No. 3 Senate Democrat.
“When are we going to do the appropriations? We’re not talking about that,” moaned Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.). “It’s gonna go to a [continuing resolution] or an omnibus. We get an up-or-down vote on the whole thing, which is what I’m yelling about.”
You can read on what other Senators had to say about Party issues here.