Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the Senate on Tuesday after surgery July 14 to remove a blood clot above his left eye that revealed that he had cancer, and called for bipartisanship while slamming "bombastic loudmouths" who seek to damage a united agenda.
Speaking about how compromise is essential to American politics, McCain claimed that Democrats and Republicans are becoming too territorial, too "tribal" in their agendas and, as a result, no little progress is being made.
Referring to the media, McCain told the floor to "stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio and television and the internet."
“To hell with them," he said. "They don’t want anything done for the public good. Our incapacity is their livelihood. Let’s trust each other, let’s return to regular order."
McCain continued, "We’ve been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle. That’s an approach that’s been employed by both sides, mandating legislation from the top down without any support from the other side, with all the parliamentary maneuvers that requires. We’re getting nothing done, my friends. We’re getting nothing done.”
See McCain's moving speech in the video below.