Monday, March 22, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
In this photo Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, Republican leaders, from left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrive for a health care reform meeting with President Barack Obama at the Blair House in Washington. President Barack Obama, Democrats and Republicans fought about a health care overhaul they've debated for a year. They broke no new ground and the gridlock that has paralyzed Washington, and infuriated the public, was on full display. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON Sen. John McCain says Democrats who championed the historic health care bill that passed the House haven't heard the last of the issue, predicting reprisals at the polls and in the courts.
Interviewed Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," McCain repeated House Republican assertions that the transformative legislation amounts to a "government takeover" of health care.
The Arizona Republican declared that Republicans "will challenge it every place we can," and called the measure, approved on a 219-212 vote, "terribly wrong for America." He said he was repulsed by "all this euphoria going on" and argued that "outside the Beltway, the American people are very angry. They don't like it and we're going to repeal this."