Tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs entered a dangerous new phase this week with the rogue regime's successful test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. President Trump was overseas at the G-20 summit in Europe, engaging with some uneasy U.S. allies and coming face to face with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since taking office. This Sunday on Face the Nation, we'll examine the challenges confronting the U.S. on the global stage. We'll talk with Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, about the flash points on America's radar, from Russia to North Korea to the Middle East. Can the U.S. find the right approach in Afghanistan, after more than a decade and a half of war? What did he make of Mr. Trump's meeting with Putin? How would he assess the progress of the fight against ISIS? And how would he advise the president to handle the provocations from Pyongyang? We'll also hear from the U.S. … [Read more...] about Sunday: John McCain, Ted Cruz, Nikki Haley, and former Dallas Police Chief David Brown
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, may once again hold fate of Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare in his hands – and while he's not yet said how he'll vote, he has emphasized his disapproval of the rushed legislative process that brought GOP leaders to this point. "Obamacare was rammed through with Democrats votes only," McCain said last Sunday on Face the Nation. "Are we going to ram through our proposal? ...That's not the way to do it. We got to go back, if I could just say again, the way to do this is have a bill, put it through the committee…bring it to the floor. Have debate, have amendments." He reiterated those procedural objections this week during talks with reporters at on Capitol Hill, repeatedly declaring, "I want the regular order." "Regular order," as it has come to be understood, means the process by which lawmaking usually happens: the relevant committees hold hearings. Members write legislation, mark up that legislation, and pass it out of committee, … [Read more...] about How will John McCain vote on the latest GOP health care bill?
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, joined "Face the Nation" Sunday. He discussed North Korea, the Senate's work on the defense authorization bill -- and more. What follows is a transcript of the interview with McCain, which aired Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: And we're back with the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator John McCain. Senator, welcome. Your reaction to the Secretary of State, the U.S. wants to sit down at the table with North Korea, but North Korea doesn't stop testing? JOHN MCCAIN: Well, you know, it's a - this is one of the longest standing crises that we have faced. Three previous administrations have tried to make deals with North Korea in order to stop the steady progress they've been making towards the acquisition of nuclear power-- excuse me, nuclear weapons, and the means to deliver them. And I'm - I'm all for us going back to the table. But I - I'm not sure … [Read more...] about Transcript: Sen. John McCain on “Face the Nation,” Sept. 17, 2017
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., turned up the heat on the administration over the Veterans Affairs health-care scandal on Saturday, writing in an op-ed that President Obama was "nowhere to be seen" as accusations of misconduct at VA hospitals mounted in recent months. He also pitched a bill that would allow veterans to seek care at private facilities outside the VA system -- an idea that's picked up support from some unlikely quarters as the taint of scandal continues to swirl around the embattled agency. It is "the height of shame and tragedy that on this Memorial Day the nation is seized with the unfolding scandal of the government's failure to meet its highest responsibility to veterans and wounded warriors," wrote the Arizona Republican, himself a decorated veteran of the war in Vietnam. In his opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, McCain recapped the recent allegations, including the charge that VA officials at several facilities falsified waiting lists to delay needed medical … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Private hospitals could relieve VA health-care woes, John McCain says
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain is defending the special counsel investigating Russian election interference after a series of tweets from President Donald Trump revived chatter that the Trump may be preparing to get rid of the veteran prosecutor. The Arizona Republican wrote on Twitter on Sunday that it is "critical" Robert Mueller be allowed to complete a thorough investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election "unimpeded." Trump's tweets revived talk Trump may, in an attempt to end the investigation, move to have Mueller fired. But White House lawyer Ty Cobb sought late Sunday to tamp down the speculation by saying the president is not contemplating such a move. … [Read more...] about John McCain defends Mueller, ‘critical’ he completes probe