- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sen. John McCain blasted Sen. Ted Cruz for his anti-Obamacare talkathon that ended Wednesday, saying he “resoundingly rejects”Mr. Cruz’s Nazi comparison.

“If you go to the 1940s, Nazi Germany,” Mr. Cruz said. “Look, we saw in Britain, Neville Chamberlain, who told the British people, ‘Accept the Nazis. Yes, they’ll dominate the continent of Europe but that’s not our problem. Let’s appease them. Why? Because it can’t be done. We can’t possibly stand against them.’”


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“I resoundingly reject that allegation,” Mr. McCain said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “That allegation, in my view, does a great disservice. A great disservice to those brave Americans and those who stood up and said, ‘what’s happening in Europe cannot stand.’”

The Arizona Republican recalled the the 2009-2010 Obamacare debate and argued that “the people spoke.”

“We fought as hard as we could in a fair and honest manner and we lost,” he said. “One of the reasons was because we were in the minority, and in democracies, almost always the majority governs and passes legislation.”

The senator said lawmakers shouldn’t “give up our efforts to repair Obamacare,” however.