Speaker of the House Paul Ryan slammed Arizona Senator John McCain Tuesday morning, calling out the ‘GOP Maverick’ for his crucial ‘no’ vote that sank the Republican’s seven-year pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Rep. Ryan was speaking with Fox Business when he was asked to comment on the recently passed bipartisan budget agreement; urging his “partners in government” to come together and tackle “entitlement reform.”
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“The House Republicans passed the biggest entitlement reform package ever when we passed our healthcare bill. Unfortunately, somebody did this,” mocking Senator McCain’s iconic ‘thumbs-down’ vote to save the nation’s failing healthcare law, “Instead of that.”
“We passed a budget before that that cut $7.4 trillion in spending over ten years in the House. The problem is that we have to get our partners in government to be willing to do the kind of entitlement reform we’re willing to do in the House.
McCAIN’S MUTINY: McCain BLASTS FISA Memo, Says Mueller Probe ‘MUST PROCEED’
Maverick GOP Senator John McCain joined the mainstream media and liberal legislators on Friday, blasting the recently released FISA memo and baselessly claiming President Trump and his GOP colleagues were “serving Putin’s” interest.
The Senator released the official statement on his website within hours of the document’s disclosure, saying the “latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice” do little to advance the intelligence community as they struggle to defend against Putin’s “cyberattacks.”
“In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy,” he writes. “Putin’s regime launched cyberattacks and spread disinformation with the goal of sowing chaos and weakening faith in our institutions.”
“The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s,” he added. “The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded.”
Read the Senator’s full statement here.