McCain: How Can Pres Say There Will Be No Sequestration?
Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), sounds off on the president’s stance on foreign policy.
- Duration 10:25
- Date Oct 22, 2012
Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), sounds off on the president’s stance on foreign policy.
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You'd only covering these debates in these spin rooms -- one -- -- -- -- do is it for maybe it it.
So it's a little left to do as I -- crowds gather around.
And I must say -- John McCain shows up in a room.
-- -- -- -- So he's one of those so called surrogate to tries to get there there their candidates views out there.
It is our other views that everyone pays attention to that you would have to be and that's from the listened to that or you could just -- -- watching this right now.
Does the senator.
Former president -- candidate.
With me right now senator him twice in one day it's a tree free Eugene -- but he also -- you can't get anybody else to come on that fact.
But twice the bottom of the barrel of value -- -- is -- not a senator pat Mike.
-- or my gut reaction I commuter wrong and I think that Mitt Romney.
But still a lot of things tonight I think he did not miserably but it a couple of the Ghazi I don't know what happened to that issue once again disappeared.
The drone issue when it came up that was at a perfect opportunity to -- say.
Non US support drones you Mr.
President -- that it was a -- that was.
Videotaping every single second of this crowd that was building up in the Ghazi and he did nothing about it that was just one of these issues Iran.
Ongoing role of al-Qaeda.
What was going on.
I thought the president and I just thought.
Mitt Romney gave a strong speech I thought that the -- I thought the president with the kind of cheap shots.
It's not presidential to accuse somebody -- not knowing about aircraft carriers war.
-- enhancer that kind of thing.
It really was saying that you know with the kind of things you referring to.
We're big in -- -- they're not as -- today but you know who first she came up with the line.
That we would if sequestration took place that we had the smallest navy since 1914 smallest army since 1940s and smallest air force ever.
That was a secretary of defense and added that said that so golden -- senator that's it any golden moment along strike but so -- the president.
And made fun.
Mitt Romney further saying it and by the way the president said.
There will be no -- sequestration.
How do you do that yeah that's and in any event I don't eating just the way out immediately that we -- -- can't we didn't they give him.
Him to sit down with us to prevent us his -- -- that's not gonna happen.
His company now and his -- check it and he is not dictator.
It requires the agreement of congress and -- when he signed this thing.
It's always wants pricing it was a long -- -- -- it's gonna be kicked him on the first of January so just when he gave the impression serenity could just wave a -- From the Oval Office and it goes so deceptive to say that why didn't Romney -- And traveling.
I've been traveling around the country with Lindsey Graham Kelly to these -- places are going to be affected by sequestration saying.
Asked the president to sit down with us we've written a -- three Democrats senators three Republicans and completion -- and what does she say.
It's not gonna happen.
On Iraq they try to leave a residual force we were trying to help them.
But they really didn't want it although they knew that they should.
And what's happening in Iraq today it's unraveling.
-- Qaeda is on the rise there's there's al-Qaeda training camps in western Iraq.
And for -- to sit well we got out of Iraq and what's happening in Iraq.
In the words of general keen.
The architect of this seizure of their search.
We won the war and we loom large for peace in Afghanistan.
All he does -- tell people were leaving there's not been.
In the mid point of the chapters not -- one iota of progress with the Iranians probably the greatest threat Middle East is the Iranians acquiring nuclear capable.
Little why didn't say Romney come back then -- say are you are you not talking to the Iranians would you would you not -- time entertain.
Just talks to -- you want them.
Because -- can't say you would talk with anybody but what you can say.
The Israelis have to be either at the table are right there because they're the ones that are being threatened with extinction.
By by Iran and I think that made that point as well.
That is appealing senator and that's -- couple other guest is that -- that is Mitt Romney isn't very comfortable with these is something he's uncomfortable.
But you -- as soon as he would get things back to the economy jobs the debt how much -- imperiling our national security.
Then he was you know like me at best -- -- he was delighted it was a great environment he knew it.
But -- -- it veered back to is that security is some value to deal with teaser -- ticked them off for not.
He he seemed like he was -- week putting anyone to move on.
I think that I BC he was just protecting a lead in not getting aggressive.
Now as I think that he was trying to.
Bring the conversation what he feels is the most important part in national security heavily weighted had an hour to do it without his policy about that is our.
Is it and that is our economy.
-- again I don't believe that these kinda cheap shots that that.
But it's not presidential.
I -- saying I have been I've found this in the debates on the floor of the senate.
Never get personal and anybody who can -- ferocious -- -- exchange of ideas and clashes when -- insult somebody like basically he did.
To -- -- and I think people Americans basically recoil from that that's not presidential.
But it also shows maybe a little desperation well that you could argue that I am wondering Tom.
You know you have to be more aggressive -- on offense if you feel your leaders that figure you've got to make some -- round up a number Democrats and that consequently date that ground up.
Do you see that this debate we'll have a polls suggest most organizations are giving.
The president of victory some clothes some not so close the last one they -- dates at the same.
They said the same thing I'm not sure that.
At that even if in any narrow victory like the second debate that this breaks the momentum.
That it has I I look.
I'm a strong supporter of -- as you know I want to be -- -- -- I'm worried about the future and I wanted him to talk more about let me I really did and that and that it is.
As it is an issue that's how they are made and I don't know why but I but it's -- it's not is -- -- -- -- I've tried it.
-- my memory senator it's heat for not present -- clearly or should Romney come right up negated said.
All right here's that you said he isn't you did isn't it we'll citizen he didn't they give a timeline it.
I thought we were number of openings that he didn't and I'm wondering witty and he feels like Americans aren't into it.
I think that Americans are but remember.
There was solid weather was deserved -- not a lot of negative publicity about his initial statement about that statement that came out of the Cairo embassy there have been demonstrations.
That's it time.
Then in the second debate because.
It didn't work out right he didn't -- -- get his point across navy he and his people said look.
There's enough publicity about this there's enough visibility -- -- there's jerks like McCain and Graham after -- Every day I don't know nobody.
Very quickly I want but.
Think he is he he came across as -- men who was capable of commander in chief and that was the -- Mitt Romney in this debate and I think he achieved that the president in -- split screen shots I read too much into these things senator maybe you don't.
He looked angry he looked son.
You mentioned the sequestration thing and only wage standard that I'm no shrink.
But I believe that this president.
Thought up until the first debate this was going to be a day at the beach.
All the polls were indicating everything in -- Electoral College -- no way that he was gonna lose and all of a sudden everything's turned upside down.
And I also believe these commitments for four years and it -- from surrounded by an adoring media and this of course is.
It was a shock to this system and I think that's why he's kind of so angry at.
And -- is if something unfair has been inflicted on fact.
Just to defeat him.
Tom's turn I've never seen -- debate -- anything like this I'm sure you have either right but he had to do with destroying the -- so carefully built up and negative image.
Men and also a failure to defend his record on the economy so it was just.
Debate points to date tonight may have been debate points second debate -- points.
What happened in the first debate was they saw that whole image of Mitt Romney being blown away.
The negative image.
The negative -- and that's the one that you're stuck even though the last two debates might be deemed more of the president's right exactly and it stuck he did it and and -- -- -- because they're both seeing now equally competent impose equally likable of the.
Tell me how the president can defend his economic record he has not been able to and Americans care about national security and passionate about it.
But they really care when there.
When young man sit and his mother's basement in his underwear is spoken cigarettes on a computer and then have a job.
Think you know then it's tough really did jump -- -- camera on me in my area.
It here in this.
50% of the young people graduated from college.
Are not getting -- job that gives the enthusiasm 2008.
To say the -- and and for the first time we may be handing off to the next generation a generation that is worse off than we were.
That's not the tradition of America and that's why I think it's gonna be in pretty good shape all of very tight very tight coming into November's us.
He -- so these -- real closely.
You're -- so don't you.
I don't know you're the expert you and -- treats its content eroded and I missed twice listen it's everybody to -- minute 1 am I'm gonna be back with the fact that aren't I had a mock me all you want not really hot or all right these standards some kind of reward today yeah well I have an idea what you're considering.
John McCain year's crisis where this -- present -- shows today.
Anything -- and.