Friday, December 17, 2010

WATCH, READ: Arizona Sen. John McCain On Floor Today Re: START Treaty

Arizona Senator John McCain spoke on the floor of the Senate at least twice today, as debate around the START Treaty took center stage in the Senate.

First, he co-introduced an amendment to remove a clause out of the preamble that notes "the interrelationship between strategic offensive arms and strategic defensive arms."  McCain spoke at length about why he is concerned that this could give Russia a "de facto veto" on U.S. missile defense systems.  Here are his comments in full.

Second, below is video of McCain "reject(ing) the allegation" that votes on the treaty ratification are being traded with other issues:

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