There’s no sugarcoating it, not as far as Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is concerned. Nearly five months in, the Republican Congress — with a Republican President in the White House — has done next to nothing for everyday people.
Speaking at a Wall Street Journal forum Tuesday, the Arizona Senator said that — apart from the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, and some regulatory rollbacks that Republicans believe will help small business — Congress has done little. And he fears there could be a political price to pay.
“I’m very worried about losing the House of Representatives,” McCain said. “If we went to the polls tomorrow, what have we done? Gorsuch, and rolled back some regulations.”
McCain noted that he believes those rollbacks have aided small businesses. But he doesn’t believe, on the whole, everyday Americans have been helped by the Republican Congress and President Donald Trump in their first five months.
“Average citizens?” McCain said. “I don’t think we have accomplished that much.”
And if the party is looking to health care as a possible major legislative accomplishment, McCain is preaching caution.
“We have not come up with a proposal yet,” McCain said.
Watch above, via the Wall Street Journal.
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