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tv   Sen. Durbin on CBS Face the Nation  CSPAN  August 26, 2018 2:31pm-2:33pm EDT

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he tackled. but it was never based in partisanship if you did not try to score artisan points -- partisan points as he worked on issues. he would work with anyone who wanted to accomplish the goal that he shared. you three voted no last summer on the plan to repeal and replace obamacare. before he did the famous thumbs down, i think he talked to you in murkowski. what did you talk about? sen. collins: he did. lisa and i crossed the senate floor to where john was sitting, and we knew that he was struggling with the issue. we said -- we sat down and started talking with him. all of a sudden, he pointed to the two of us and said, you two are right. that he is when i knew
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was going to vote no. at that point, i felt a tap on my shoulder and it was vice had been pence who sent to lobby john and make the last ditch appeal. i stepped aside so that they could have their conversation. but once john mccain made up his mind about something, there was no shaking him. i knew that he would be there on the final vote. again, it was an example of his determination to do what he thought was right. hasthat is the quality that marked his entire life. always had ahe voice of clarity and vision and courage, but i remember those moments of uncommon decency, which is unfortunately in short supply on the american political scene. i can recall when he arose to the defense of barack obama at a moment in the campaign when very few expected him to.


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