'I Think It's Wrong': Sen. McCain Blasts Senate Secrecy on Health Care
McCain jokes Russia has probably seen the bill.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said he hasn't seen a draft of Senate Republicans' health care bill, but joked that the Russians have probably seen it by now.
"No, nor have I met any American that has," the Arizona senator told Bloomberg when asked whether he had gotten a look at the bill. "I’m sure the Russians have been able to hack in and gotten most of it."
The senator joined "Happening Now" this morning, where he called out his Republican colleagues for the secretive process.
"I do not like the way this is being put together, and I think it's wrong," the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee said.
Senate leadership has been cagey about releasing the contents of the bill but plans to release a "discussion draft" Thursday. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the bill will be up for a vote next week.
Congressmen on both sides of the aisle have expressed concern that there will not be sufficient time to debate and amend the healthcare bill before the Senate votes on it
"I’ve never seen a more radical or reckless legislative process in my time in politics. Write the bill in secret ... and then rush it to the floor with ... just 10 hours of debate for the minority," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. "That’s not how America ever got big things done."
“I don’t think it gives enough time to thoroughly analyze the bill, but we’ll see when it comes out,” said Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called for Democrats to take "unprecedented" steps to stop the bill.
Watch the full interview above.