Senator John McCain talks with CNN's Gloria Borger about the GOP strategy during the federal government shutdown.
Sen. John McCain says a Ted Cruz presidential run in 2016 would be attractive to many voters.
McCain: can’t go at Obamacare “with a meat ax”
Responding to calls for the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Senator John McCain said “let’s have Congressional hearings” over Obamacare’s failure to launch.
He called the Affordable Care Act a “fiasco.” Sebelius will not attend Congressional hearings scheduled to begin Thursday, but McCain said “let’s find out who is responsible.”
“This is just the beginning of the problems associated with a massive restructuring of one-fifth of our economy,” he said.
The White House announced that 475,000 have registered under the ACA, and McCain told CNN’s Gloria Borger on State of the Union that he was “glad they finally came through with some information.”
“It’s ridiculous and everybody knows that,” he said. But Republicans need to “rifle shot” Obamacare and stop going at it with a “meat ax,” said the Arizona Senator.
Senator John McCain talks with Gloria Borger about the GOP divide.
Responding to President Obama’s assertion that Republican tactics the last three years have undermined the economy, Senator John McCain on Sunday said, “Mr. President, you won.”
Expressing disappointment that “the President felt he had to take a victory lap,” after a deal struck by Senate leaders reopened the government and raised the debt ceiling, McCain said, “Maybe it’s not in [Obama’s] DNA to be magnanimous to opponents.”
In an exclusive interview with Gloria Borger on State of the Union, McCain also took a swing at the Obama administration’s foreign and national security policies. “Foreign policy and national security policy is continuing to be a total debacle and United States’ prestige and standing in the world has never been lower,” he said.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says doing nothing on immigration is a "grave disservice to the American people."
Sen. John McCain says NSA revelations from Snowden are giving him credibility with young people, a sort of Jason Bourne.
Sen. John McCain says the U.S. should suspend aid to Egypt after the government crackdown in that country – American credibility is at stake.
Sen. John McCain tells Candy the cover of Rolling Stone with the Boston bomber is "stupid" and "inappropriate".
Sen. John McCain, who lost in 2008 to the first African-American elected to the White House, talks to Candy about the hope for a post-racial era. McCain said President Barack Obama's speech about race relations was "very impressive" and agreed that "stand your ground" laws should be re-examined, including those in his own state of Arizona.
"The 'stand your ground' law may be something that may needs to be reviewed by the Florida legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union."FULL STORY