On today’s Your World, Senator John McCain had some tough words for the Tea Party over the government shutdown. He said, “The American people are sick and tired of this, and that’s not why they sent us here. And we Republicans have to have a plan rather than the fool’s errand of repealing Obamacare. We can’t, we don’t have the votes to do that.”
Neil Cavuto asked, “So you’re saying that Ted Cruz’s filibuster was essentially a fool’s errand?”
“Of course it was,” said McCain. “I can’t tell you how hard I worked when Obamacare was there for 25 days to beat it. In 2012, I traveled this country saying, ‘Elect Mitt Romney, and we’ll repeal and replace Obamacare.’ I fought as hard as I can. The people spoke.”
Cavuto said, “I know you want to fight that good fight later, Senator, and that’s what you always tell your colleagues: save your arsenal for that.” Did you catch that? Repealing Obamacare is "a good fight" according to Cavuto.
McCain called the back and forth “tiresome” and said, “We need to sit down together. …When we’re denying families the death benefits of their loved ones who were killed in Afghanistan, we’ve gone too far, and that’s why I sound angry with this ‘who wins, who loses.’ …The other side is interested in a deal. The markets are already beginning to react. I’ve been told by too many of my friends and you know many, too, that are up on Wall Street that say the markets will react. …We’re fooling around with the faith and credit of the United States of America and so it’s going to come to crunch time, and why do we have to wait until then when we know sooner or later we will keep the government functioning and we will raise the debt limit?”
But McCain also had some harsh words for President Obama. McCain said, “At least President Clinton sat down and negotiated.” McCain added that President Obama is “making a terrific mistake by not doing that.”
The fact is, Democrats tried to negotiate with Republicans 19 times before the shutdown and were blocked from doing so. But you didn’t hear a word about that from Cavuto.