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February 28, 2013

McCain: Senate sequester votes a "charade"

Sen. John McCain didn't hold back Thursday on his thoughts about pending Senate votes on Democratic and Republican alternative bills to prevent more than $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts from kicking in - a process called sequester.

"What we're about to go through is in some respects a charade because we know that the proposal on that (Democratic) side will not succeed with 60 votes...The proposal on this side of the aisle will not succeed with 60 votes," McCain, R-Ariz., said on the Senate floor. "Meanwhile  the clock moves on until some time tomorrow night."



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