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McCain on Health care bill: 'We're going to repeal this'

Ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), right, speaks

Ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), right, speaks as Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) listens during a hearing before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill. (March 18, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.”


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