"I’m ashamed! I’m embarrassed. All of us should be."
John McCain

McCain’s fury over the denial of military death benefits

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Sen. John McCain, infuriated by the denial of military death benefits, urged fellow lawmakers to resolve the shutdown.

“Shouldn’t we as a body –Republican or Democrat–shouldn’t we be embarrassed? Ashamed? What do American people think when they see that death benefit for those who served and sacrifice- they’re not eligible?” 

“The list goes on and on for all who have fallen victim to reality that we can’t sit down and talk like grownups,” said the Arizona Republican.. ”All I can say is let’s start this afternoon. I don’t care who- let’s sit down and get out of this so these families whose loved ones just died- just died- receive some comfort and solace.”

 

McCain's fury over the denial of military death benefits

Updated