Appearing on CNN this Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that it is simply irrational for GOP politicians to think they can overturn the Affordable Care Act.
“I can tell you that in the U.S. Senate — we will not repeal or defund Obamacare,” McCain told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “And to think we can is not rational.”
McCain’s comments reflect a growing divide among House Republicans, after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said on the same day that he would stage a talking filibuster to block a spending bill that funds Obamacare. In an interesting development this week, House Republicans are calling on Senators Cruz, Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) to make good on their threats and defund the law, since they feel the protracted rhetoric is doing more harm to the GOP than good.
Watch Sen. McCain’s comments in the video below, via TPM