Skip to comments.McCain, Cornyn Engage in Heated Exchange (F-Bomb)
Posted on 05/18/2007 4:27:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hasn't spent much time in the Capitol this year as he seeks the GOP presidential nomination. But one of his rare appearances this week provided a pretty salty exchange with a fellow Republican.
During a meeting Thursday on immigration legislation, McCain and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) got into a shouting match when Cornyn started voicing concerns about the number of judicial appeals that illegal immigrants could receive, according to multiple sources -- both Democrats and Republicans -- who heard firsthand accounts of the exchange from lawmakers who were in the room.
At a bipartisan gathering in an ornate meeting room just off the Senate floor, McCain complained that Cornyn was raising petty objections to a compromise plan being worked out between Senate Republicans and Democrats and the White House. He used a curse word associated with chickens and accused Cornyn of raising the issue just to torpedo a deal.
Things got really heated when Cornyn accused McCain of being too busy campaigning for president to take part in the negotiations, which have gone on for months behind closed doors. "Wait a second here," Cornyn said to McCain. "I've been sitting in here for all of these negotiations and you just parachute in here on the last day. You're out of line."
McCain, a former Navy pilot, then used language more accustomed to sailors (not to mention the current vice president, who made news a few years back after a verbal encounter with Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont).
"[Expletive] you! I know more about this than anyone else in the room," shouted McCain at Cornyn. McCain helped craft a bill in 2006 that passed the Senate but couldn't be compromised with a House bill that was much tougher on illegal immigrants.
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No John,(expletive deleted)you.And the horse you rode in on.
I second that.
He dose not deserve to be President much less Senator.
Was this an intentional dig, lol?
Which one? There are so many.
Yes he is, the white coat should be maintained close by.
These are always the best threads. I had no idea that “Comic Book Guy” has so many relatives.
C’mon, now. No need to take it out on a poor, innocent horse.
Let’s see, that’s one dagger for the back of every American citizen, at $115.35 each...man, I wish I had that contract.
“Who ate the f-—ing stawberries????” — Sen. John McQueeg
What if the criminal aliens, crooks, terrorists and narco-gangsters dont want amnesty? Why should they? Wouldnt they have to pay taxes? How can you force criminals to become citizens? Why would you? If these people really wanted to be real citizens they wouldnt use phony IDs.
NO AMNESTY for Employers or Employees!
That's a new one on me. Is it because chickens cluck?
I’m thinking rooster, um, lollipop?
Yep! Those folks in Arizona are really get their bang for the buck! Not! As Rodney Dangerfield said: "F*ck me? F*ck you!
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