According to Arizona Sen. John McCain, not only are Democrats to blame for the government shutdown but so are Republicans.
What happened to this once great senator?
McCain wrote a rip-roaring defense of the fake news peddlers for the Washington Post last week and for an encore, he has released an official statement throwing his fellow Republicans under the bus for the #SchumerShutdown.
One would think that with a limited time left on Earth that a normal person would want to spend it with his family and in quiet reflection as well as getting himself right with the Lord.
Washington Examiner has more:
“As Republicans and Democrats run to cable news to point fingers and assign blame, the hard reality is that all of us share responsibility for this failure,” McCain said just hours after lawmakers in the Senate failed to pass a short-term spending bill. “For years, under both a Republican and Democrat-controlled Congress and White House, partisanship has taken precedent over national security. Political gamesmanship, an unwillingness to compromise, and a lack of resolve on both sides have led us to this point. Shamefully, no one will incur more harm than our brave men and women who have volunteered to fight and die for our freedom.”
McCain was absent from Capitol Hill as the clock struck midnight and the partial government shutdown began. He is still in Arizona, recuperating after a hospitalization as a result of brain cancer treatments.
Dems and Republicans agreed to everything in the spending bill. The reason Democrats shut down the government was because they wanted amnesty for illegal aliens.