Sen John McCain (R-Ariz.) spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday ahead of a vote to move forward on a discussion of a new health care bill, telling people to “stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio and television and the internet.”
On Tuesday, Republicans barely tipped the vote in favor of even discussing a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act; Vice President Mike Pence had to step in to break the 50-50 tie vote.
Doc Thompson wasn’t happy that radio people were being blamed for the turn of events on Wednesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”
“What are we, Martians?” he asked jokingly, pointing out that “bombastic loudmouths” are still constituents who vote and that at least some radio and TV personalities try to amplify the voices of the American people.
McCain called on Republicans to reach across the aisle and work to find a compromise on health care; while that sounds good in theory, usually “reaching across the aisle” means Republicans pass legislation Democrats find favorable.
“How can we sell the hell out, compromising any value as long as we ‘get something done’?” Doc paraphrased McCain.