) told a news conference on Tuesday, after the Senate vote on a motion to proceed to a health care bill that is open to amendments.
“He's a great man," Schumer said of McCain. "We've been close friends. He even said to me when I called him this weekend, ‘Let's get immigration reform done,’ so he's thinking of the future. As you know, he and I worked on that [2013 comprehensive immigration reform] bill. And it was great to see him back, strong as he was.”
Schumer said he “could have written the same speech” that McCain delivered on the Senate floor Tuesday, when McCain called for a return to regular order, including committee hearings, to produce a bipartisan health care bill.
“But the idea of regular order, and the idea that this bill is not a very good bill, both came out brilliantly in McCain's speech, which was much better than any speech any Democrat could have given,” Schumer said.
Schumer said he hopes McCain’s speech “signals to every one of us that maybe we should get back to regular order, and I couldn't think of a better place to start than this bill.Read more at CNSNews