Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) slammed President Obama on Thursday for buying Christmas gifts for his daughters instead of meeting with the House Republicans who have refused several times to pass a payroll tax cut extension, which the Senate passed 89-11 (video below).
“The four previous presidents I served under, including President Clinton, would be calling them over to the White House and sitting down with them and looking them in the eye and saying, ‘Look, we need to fix this,’” McCain told CNN’s Ali Velshi.
Sen. McCain could not offer any proof that President Obama had not actually done this.
“The Republicans are losing this fight. We need to get back on track. There is no doubt about that. But I think it requires some presidential leadership as well as a little bit of bipartisanship.”
“In times like the past, in the past, four presidents that I served under, they have exerted a lot more leadership than going shopping.”
McCain's former running mate Sarah Palin recently attacked Obama over his Christmas card.