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After John McCain returned to the Senate and voted in favor of the health care procedural motion, he delivered some remarks where he called for bipartisanship and political togetherness.
McCain spoke about how compromise and cooperation are integral to the functionality of the American political process. McCain said that both sides of the aisle are growing more “tribal” in their endeavors, and it’s not doing much good whenever it prevents any kind of problem-solving for the American people.
As part of his call for humility and mutual dependence, McCain implored the floor to “stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio and television and the Internet.”
“To hell with them. They don’t want anything done for the public good. Our incapacity is their livelihood. Let’s trust each other, let’s return to regular order. We’ve been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle. That’s an approach that’s been employed by both sides, mandating legislation from the top down without any support from the other side, with all the parliamentary maneuvers that requires. We’re getting nothing done, my friends. We’re getting nothing done.”
Watch above, via C-SPAN.
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