Can Arizona’s John McCain and Jeff Flake change the U.S. Senate?
The two Republican senators from Arizona to take strong measures to fight the disorders and dysfunctions that today is in the United States policy.
Senator John McCain, veterans six times and the former Republican presidential candidate, with words and deeds, struck last week in bipartisanship and the spirit of commitment that characterizes the Senate once.
McCain has strongly emphasized partial thawing and restoring a sense of camaraderie in a high room now locked in a perpetual lock and internal struggles.
And Senator Jeff Flake – under the pressure of Trump’s President, the right wing of his own party and left in his quest for a second term next year – has written a book that promises a “rejection of destructive politics and principle Of return “.
In almost the same week, McCain and Flake are at the center of a national debate about the state of the American political psyche and what can be done to change it.
But while McCain’s sentiments on the ground were widely applauded, the prospects for reversing the controversial mood seem murky, especially if McCain is sidelined for his treatment of brain cancer for a long time.
“McCain in the mid-1980s, and he remembers what he was, then it was really a lot of bipartisanship,” said Larry Sabato, a political scientist and director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.
“This has declined. For a long time we have been polarized, but have never polarized since the Civil War, thanks to Donald Trump.
“People are really dug, and I can not imagine that, one way or another, this anguish and anger will soon dissolve.”
McCain, 81, August 29 returned to the Capitol Tuesday, 11 days after the July 14 craniotomy recovery by removing a blood clot.
On July 19, McCain’s office revealed that the blood clot was associated with a type of brain tumor called glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. On Monday, McCain was to begin what his office described as “targeted radiation therapy regimen after surgery and standard chemotherapy.”
During his dramatic week, McCain made a memorable speech in which he called the lack of cooperation between the four corners of the country and recalled the former statesmen and “American political giants” he “knew, so alive and so sincere are their differences with The requirement to ensure that the Senate exercises its constitutional functions. ”
He complained that the Senate does nothing for the American people.
On Friday morning, McCain joined former Republican senators. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the Senate’s tall democrat to kill the Senate repeal and in fact have beaten the Republicans hoping to cancel the Affordable Care Act.