John McCain To Mike Lee: Learn How Congress Works (VIDEO)

May 23, 2013 8:42 a.m.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) tore into Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) on the floor Thursday over his objection to beginning House-Senate conference negotiations on the budget until a debt limit increase is taken off the table.

“Perhaps the senator from Utah doesn’t know about that — the fact that even if they did raise the debt limit, it could not become law because it doesn’t go to the president of the United States,” McCain said. “So again, maybe the senator from Utah ought to learn a little bit more about how business has been done in the Congress of the United States.”

“Budget resolutions are not signed by the president of the United States,” he said.

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