John McCain: ‘I don’t understand’ GOP filibuster on guns

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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.”

 

RINO: John McCain TRASHES Rand Paul’s “Totally Unfounded” Filibuster

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John McCain and Lindsey Graham Declared War on Rand Paul Today–
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) took to the senate floor today and TRASHED Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Horrible.

Sen. John McCain took the Senate floor on Thursday afternoon to respond to Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster about drones — and made it abundantly clear that he does not in fact “stand with Rand.” Reading from the critical Wall Street Journal editorial urging Paul to “calm down,” McCain tore into Paul’s arguments.

“I saw colleagues who know better come to the floor and voice some of this same concern, which is totally unfounded,” McCain asserted, pointing to Paul’s Jane Fonda hypothetical, deeming it ridiculous. To “somehow say that someone who disagrees with American policy and even may demonstrate against it is somehow a member of an organization which makes that individual an enemy combatant is simply false,” he added.

“I don’t think we should have any doubt that there are people, both within the United States of America and outside of it, who are members of terrorist organizations that want to repeat 9/11,” McCain continued — but “to somehow allege or infer that the president of the United States is going to kill somebody like Jane Fonda, or somebody who disagrees with the policies, is a stretch of imagination which is, frankly, ridiculous.”He went on to contend that we are in danger, but that danger is from the enemy “hellbent on our destruction.” Bringing up Anwar al-Awlaki, McCain said he should not have been protected anywhere in the world.

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