Time for John McCain to step down or just get voted out, like Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker here in Tennessee….they need to go as well.
From Politico none the less:
Sen. John McCain says he doesn’t understand the threats from some of his Republican colleagues to filibuster a bill on background checks to buy guns.
“I don’t understand it,” the Arizona Republican said on Sunday of the threat coming from Sen. Rand Paul,Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Mike Lee and nine other Republicans. “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”
“What are we afraid of? … If this issue is as important as we all think it is, why not take … it up and debate?” McCain said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “Everybody wants the same goal to keep the guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally disabled.”
An examination of background checks, he said, is “something that the American people and certainly Congress could be helped by if we have a vigorous debate and discussion.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he also wants gun legislation to make it to the floor.
“We certainly should be at least allowed to get on the floor and have a debate,” he said.
“Please let us go to the floor,” he continued. “If we go to the floor, I’m still hopeful that what I call the sweet spot, background checks, can succeed.”