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John McCain Says The Shutdown Is One Of The "More Shameful" Things He's Seen As A Senator

Strong words from the Arizona Senator.

Posted on October 16, 2013, at 1:14 p.m. ET

Speaking on the Senate floor John McCain called the government shutdown/near default "one of the more shameful chapters I have seen in the years I have spent here in the Senate."

John McCain has been in Congress a long time.

He spent four years as a Congressman and has been a Senator for 26 years. He's seen 9 government shutdowns.

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