BREAKING: McCain START amendment fails
December 18th, 2010
04:02 PM ET
10 years ago

BREAKING: McCain START amendment fails

(CNN) - Members of the U.S. Senate voted down an amendment Saturday that would have taken out language that recognizes a relationship between offensive and defensive weapons from the preamble of the new START treaty, the proposed nuclear arms treaty with Russia. The vote was 59-37 against the amendment, which was put forward by Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Filed under: John McCain • Senate • START treaty
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Judith

    What's with McCain lately? He's never been my favorite person, but I always thought he had some common sense (well, except for the Sarah thing...), but lately it seems like he's gone off the deep end.

    December 19, 2010 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  2. Anyway

    I will never forgive this moron for releasing Wasilla's village idiot on the coherent, educated, and intelligent people of this country.

    McCain, it's almost 2011. Wake up please. If you can't leave the 1980s then please do us a favor and retire and go enjoy the amount of money I'll always wish I had.

    December 19, 2010 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  3. sal lanasa

    proves the point that people with fixed mind develop senility . It applies to most of republicans

    December 19, 2010 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  4. GI Joe

    McPamper's off his Aricept again. Shame shame. Put him in 24/7 nursing care. Other senators should NOT have to babt-sit the embicile.

    December 19, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  5. Marie MD

    Why is mcnasty on any committee that has to do with weapons or war? The man spent most of the Vietnam War as a POW because, not only did he crash five planes, but he didn't follow orders and return to base as he was ordered to do.
    How mavericky of him and anything he does.

    December 19, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
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