John McCain and Ted Cruz Offer Drastically Different Advice to House Republicans as Shutdown Nears

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may belong to the same political party, but their approaches to the current Obamacare battle are drastically different.

Sen John McCain (R-Ariz.). Credit: AP

McCain on Monday night called on the U.S. House to pass a “clean” continuing resolution and send it back to the Senate. In other words, the Arizona Republican wants exactly what the Democrats want: A continuing resolution that leaves Obamacare untouched and funds the government.

“That will happen sooner or later,” McCain said, adding that the Republicans “can’t win.”

On the other hand, Sen. Cruz urged his fellow Republicans to stand strong against the uncompromising Democrats in the Senate.

“#DontBlink,” Cruz wrote on Twitter Monday night.

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Cruz’s advice was very short and to the point, but it’s meaning is clear.

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(H/T: Washington Post)