McCain To GOP: Stop Blocking Budget Negotiations Or Dems Will Change The Rules

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took to the floor Thursday to again criticize his Republican colleagues for blocking the initiation of House-Senate budget negotiations

“You will win in the end if your cause is just,” he said. “There’s a majority of us who want the Congress to work the peoples’ will.”

He added that if Republicans “continue to block things like this and block what is the regular order,” then Democrats “will be tempted to change the rules of the Senate. That would be the most disastrous outcome that I could ever imagine.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who has objected to budget conference, held to his position that a debt limit increase must be taken off the table.

“The American people don’t trust Congress,” he said. “Or either party.”

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