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McCain: Efforts to repeal and defund Obamacare ‘not rational’

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that attempts to defund or repeal Obamacare are "not rational" and that the Senate will never do it.

"No one fought harder against [the Affordable Care Act] than I did, but to somehow think we are going to defund it is simply not going to happen at this time," McCain said. "And it will, in my opinion, as it did before, harm the American people's view of the Republican Party."