The long-simmering feud between Sens. John McCain and Ted Cruz boiled over this week. 

McCain mocked Cruz after the Texas senator claimed he had lobbied McCain to let U.S. troops carry their personal firearms around military installations. 

 McCain, the Arizona Republican who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he had never heard from the 2016 presidential hopeful or his staff about the controversial topic.

“You know, I was fascinated to hear that because I haven’t heard a thing about it from him. Nor has my staff heard from his staff,” a jovial McCain told reporters late Monday. “Where did that come from? I have not a clue.”

Cruz, a Tea Party favorite from Texas, on Tuesday morning confessed he had misspoken and later formally sent a letter to McCain asking the chairman to look into the topic.

He brushed off any suggestion of animosity — but then offered a back-handed compliment to McCain, who is well-known for talking to the media.

“Oh, I like John McCain,” Cruz said. “He can always be counted on for a good quote.”

The back and forth highlights the role that McCain, the presidential nominee for the GOP in 2008, might have in an election year in which three senators already joined the party’s presidential primary.

A fourth, Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), is expected to join them. A close friend of McCain’s, he shares the same outlook on national security and foreign policy.

McCain and Cruz have battled before, and the Arizona senator also has a testy relationship with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), another presidential contender. The third GOP senator already in the race, Florida’s Marco Rubio, worked with McCain and Graham on a controversial immigration bill in 2013.

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McCain might as well put a D in front of his name and hang a sign around his neck stating "I AM AN IDIOT."

John McShame is nothing more than a rino sheeple libtard minion of oblamea!

BINGO!

 ' "I have not a clue" John McCain'

Ted Cruz a Presidential Contender &Tea Party favorite from Texas

"GO TED GO"

And so Cruz was caught in a lie? Is that what I am reading?

No. He was mistaken and he said so. Cruz would not stoop so low as to lie about something on purpose. Maybe he had that conversation with another Senator but thought it was McCain. Mistakes do happen.

For the record... The reason I am backing Ted Cruz all the way has to do with one little item >>> HE IS THE ONLY POLITICIAN IN THE COUNTRY I TRUST. PERIOD.

Amen David.

johnny mac still owes the American people for 1 destroyed f14 fighter jet.

McCain was correctly defeated in his POTUS run. If it will get him in front of a TV camera he will say and do anything. He is a disgrace to himself, the GOP, and the American electorate. I do not live in AZ but will send a campaign contribution to whoever runs against him.

If I was Ted Cruz I wouldn't waste my time with the likes of that scumbag john (obama) mccain!!! I haven't trusted him since his election bid when he sold out to his twin brother barry soetoro. And he's been selling out ever since then, if not before. I just feel bad that Sarah Palin was stuck with him for a running mate.

McCain, lost his soul long ago. Cruz has it together. 

He did not turn a traitor, He had hjis arms and legs broken thru horrible beatings 9 different times, he did not give in till after the ninth beating. Do you think you could do that and not eventually break. I am not a fan of McCain, but I do think respect should be showed to him for what he went thru in captivity.

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Joe Biden Vows: Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare To All Illegal Aliens In U.S.

Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate Joe Biden is vowing to give Obamacare, funded by American taxpayers, to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States.

During an interview with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Biden forgot that Obamacare technically bans illegal aliens from enrolling in healthcare plans — although illegal aliens are still able to obtain subsidized and free healthcare at Americans’ expense — and promised that under his plan, all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens would be able to get Obamacare.

The exchange went as follows:

DIAZ-BALART: When I … NBC moderated that first debate with you, I didn’t … I don’t recall a clear answer, under your plan should … would the 11, 12 million undocumented immigrants that live in the United States, that have been here many for generations, would they have access …

BIDEN: Yes.

DIAZ-BALART: — to health insurance.

BIDEN: Yes, they … if they can buy into the system like everybody else.

DIAZ-BALART: Because you know, in [Obamacare] they can’t.

BIDEN: Yeah. Yeah, I know. Well they can, that’s my point. They continue to be able to do that.

DIAN-BALART: They cannot under the ObamaCare.

BIDEN: Well and that’s my point, they will though. They will be able to buy into … [illegal aliens] would be able to buy in, just like anyone else could.

Biden joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — among other 2020 Democrats — in committing to forcing American taxpayers to pay for healthcare for illegal aliens who arrive in the U.S.

Already, due to loopholes, American taxpayers are spending nearly $20 billion every year to provide illegal aliens with subsidized healthcare, emergency room visits, and other health services.

Under the 2020 Democrats’ plan to provide taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens living in the U.S., Americans would be billed potentially $660 billion every decade just to cover the costs. Other research has found that the plan would cost Americans at least $23 billion every year.

As Breitbart News has reported, experts have said that giving taxpayer-funded healthcare to effectively all foreign nationals who can make it to America’s borders would drive “strong incentives for people with serious health problems to enter the country or remain longer than their visas allow in order to get government-funded care.”

Despite 2020 Democrats’ continued push for taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal aliens, American voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey revealed that the healthcare-for-illegal-aliens plan is the least popular policy position, with opposition from 62 percent of U.S. voters.

Similarly, a CNN poll from July discovered that 63 percent of likely swing voters oppose providing healthcare to illegal aliens, along with nearly 6-in-10 of all likely U.S. voters and 61 percent of moderates. A Rasmussen Reports survey also found that likely voters, by a majority of 55 percent, oppose giving healthcare to even the most low-income illegal aliens.

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