Arizona’s senators in Washington appear to be taking a stand, calling for unity and bipartisanship in a time when our nation desperately needs it.
First, Sen. John McCain delivered a fiery speech on the Senate floor on July 25.
“I hope we can again rely on humility, on our need to cooperate, on our dependence on each other to learn how to trust each other again and by so doing better serve the people who elected us,” McCain said.
“Let’s trust each other. Let’s return to regular order. We’ve been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle. That’s an approach that’s been employed by both sides, mandating legislation from the top down, without any support from the other side, with all the parliamentary maneuvers that requires,” McCain said.
Then, this week in a Politico piece, Sen. Jeff Flake said, “There was a time when the leadership of the Congress from both parties felt an institutional loyalty that would frequently create bonds across party lines in defense of congressional prerogatives in a unified front against the White House, regardless of the president’s party.”
Let’s pause here for a moment and think about that. One could only imagine what could be achieved in our country if our elected officials rose above party lines, stopped with the mud-slinging, and acted in favor of our country as a whole. We would prefer to take it a step further, and…
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