UPDATED 3:00 PM PT – Sat. January 20, 2017
Senator John Mccain is blaming both Democrats and Republicans for the government shutdown.
In a posting on his website on Saturday, the Arizona Republican said ‘all of us share responsibility for this failure.’
The Senator, who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer, was absent from the Senate vote Friday.
Mccain the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said it’s unfair that our service members have to pay the price for the shutdown.
He added a compromise needs to be met to give the military the training, equipment, and resources they need to succeed.
Meanwhile, Senator Tim Scott says responsibility for the government shutdown falls squarely on the shoulders of Chuck Schumer and the Democrats.
The South Carolina lawmaker said in an interview Saturday, Democrats want everyone of their demands met, but do not want the President to have any concessions.
Scott said Democrats and the American people know ‘the left’ overplayed its hand, and Schumer needs to solve these key problems.