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Hillary Clinton: Here's What McCain Found 'Heartbreaking'

And other thoughts around the Sunday talk show dial
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2018 12:50 PM CDT
In this April 6, 2017, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton appeared on NBC's Meet the Press with praise for her longtime colleague and political rival, the late Sen. John McCain—who "really understood in the marrow of his bones what it meant to be an American," she says, per the Hill. "He knew that the Senate couldn't work if we didn't work together. I think it was heartbreaking to him that—as he said in the speech he gave right before he voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act—that we need to cooperate. We need to learn how to trust each other again and do better to serve the people who elected us." For more around the Sunday dial, including Michael Cohen fallout and talk of possible impeachment:

  • Unshakeable McCain: "And all of a sudden, he pointed to the two of us and said, 'You two are right.' And that’s when I knew he was going to vote no," says Sen. Susan Collins on CNN's State of the Union, about the moment when McCain sided with her and Sen. Lisa Murkowski on opposing the GOP repeal of ObamaCare, per CNN. "But once John McCain made up his mind about something, there was no shaking him. And I knew he would be there on the final vote."

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