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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.
"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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