Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is taking heat back in Arizona for voting yes on the massive budget and debt limit suspension bill passed around 3 a.m. Friday morning.
His primary challenger calls his vote “shameful.”
Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward is challenging McCain in his pursuit to win a sixth term in the U.S. Senate.
Ward called the deal, “a shameful, hastily drawn up, secretly negotiated sham. John McCain continues to align himself with Democrats in voting for legislation Arizonans oppose and that sells the future of our children and grandchildren.”
The gargantuan budget deal and debt limit extension was introduced in the middle of the night on Monday and passed in the first hours of Friday morning. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 64-35 after passage in the House earlier in the week.
The Ward campaign points out:
Federal deficits will continue to be out of control in the two year deal hammered out quickly and in secret by leadership that has refused to listen to the American people. This budget increases federal spending by $80 billion over two years and continues the funding of Planned Parenthood among other harmful programs.
The bill suspends the debt limit beyond the end of Obama’s term as President and increases federal spending.