Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz: 'I Don't Care What John McCain Thinks' About Defunding Obamacare

'Bout time somebody stood up and said this in an interview

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said Monday that his fellow Republicans are justified in their efforts to defund or delay the Affordable Care Act, regardless of what critics like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) contend.

After Chaffetz argued that House Republicans have sufficiently compromised by shifting to a one-year delay of the health care law, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell pointed out that McCain has been highly critical of the gambit.

"I don't care what John McCain thinks"..."Andrea, I don't care what John McCain thinks"

McCain has spoken out forcefully against the defunding effort led by some members of his party. The Arizona Republican said earlier this month that it is "not rational" to believe that the law will be repealed or defunded. Following Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) 21-hour talkathon last week to protest funding for the Affordable Care Act, McCain took to the Senate floor to argue that the law was litigated in last year's election. via TPM

Watch Chaffetz on MSDNC's Andrea Mitchell