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"I respect their advocacy and their views. I disagree with them," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said in response to a question by The Salt Lake Tribune. "I’ve said it for months: We will not repeal Obamacare, and sooner or later we will resume the functions of government without the [effort to] repeal Obamacare."

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., took it a step further, castigating House Speaker John Boehner for allowing his conservative flank to call the shots.

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"By going along with the hard right, Speaker Boehner is like the ancient Mayans, making sacrificial offerings to the right-wing gods by refusing to accept a clean [budget resolution]," Schumer said. "He’s putting the economy, the paychecks of millions of Americans on the sacrificial altar as he shuts down the government."


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