McCain Berates Tea Party Senators, Like Lee

Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr

(KCPW News) Utah Senator Mike Lee and other Tea Party Republicans pushing a balanced budget amendment during the debt ceiling crisis got a verbal thrashing this week from former presidential candidate and Senator John McCain. The veteran lawmaker not only described their efforts as “foolish” but “bizarro.” Every week, we talk with Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune, and author of Political Cornflakes, a daily, online round-up of Utah politics. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked him what McCain has against Senator Lee’s tactics.


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