McCain said he didn’t agree with fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who argued Friday the Obama administration is calling for a review of “stand your ground” laws as a way to further its agenda against Second Amendment rights.
“Isn’t it time for America to come together?” McCain asked. “I’d rather have a message of coming together and discussing these issues rather than condemning.
“I respect (Cruz’s) view, but I don’t frankly see the connection,” he added.
“This is just a bone thrown to Lindsey Graham, who keeps painting himself into corners and then pleading with friends to crawl in there with him in a vain attempt to save a little face,” one Republican insider told Politico.
- Sen. Inhofe (R-OK): “In the months and years ahead, the Defense Department will be confronted with significant challenges from budget issues to Afghanistan policy. … I am aware of the serious concerns about some of [Hagel’s] policy positions, his record, and some of his comments that have been publicly reported. I will be seeking clarification from him about these concerns as his nomination proceeds.” source
- Sen. McCain (R-AZ): ”I have serious concerns about positions Senator Hagel has taken on a range of critical national security issues in recent years, which we will fully consider in the course of his confirmation process before the Senate Armed Services Committee.” source
- Rep. Cantor (R-VA): “Recent reporting has made clear that Senator Hagel’s views and inflammatory statements about Israel are well outside the mainstream and raise well-founded doubts that he can be trusted to manage the special relationship the United States shares with our greatest Middle East all.” source
- Barney Frank: “With the attack coming out of the right, I hope he gets confirmed.” source
They had an election and they elected moderates. They rejected Islamists. And yes, there are al-Qaeda factors and there are extremists in Libya today, but the Libyan people are friends of ours, and they support us, and they support democracy. So you were wrong about — so you were wrong about Libya.
…we need a level playing field and we need to go back to the realization that Teddy Roosevelt had: that we have to have a limit on the flow of money and that corporations are not people,
I predict to you there will be a major scandal associated with the Supreme Court decision on Citizens versus United. There is too much money washing around.
“Down in Arizona today, Maricopa County has the highest number of homes underwater of any place in this country,” he told reporters Wednesday. “And it’s disgraceful that we took care of the financial institutions, and we did nothing about the housing crisis. So I understand their frustration.”
He later quipped that he may be the “only” Republican who does.
John McCain said he wouldn’t go after Bin Laden in Pakistan. Good thing Obama won.
Psst Markos, Hillary said the same thing.