John McCain on Boehner's Resignation, Kim Davis, Drug Legalization, Planned Parenthood

Arizona senator says a Balanced Budget Amendment is the single-best thing to get done before 2016 election.


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Reason TV met up with Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) outside the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. The conference is an annual meeting mostly Christian religious voters and leaders.

McCain told Nick Gillespie that he thinks a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood is pointless, heaped praise on outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, and said marijuana legalization should be decided at the state level.

The 2008 Republican presidential candidate said the F-35 fighter plane is not just the "first trillion-dollar weapons system" but a "classic example" of a government boondoggle, that Kim Davis was wrong to keep other Rowan County clerks from issuing gay marriage licenses, and that we should not increase legal immigration.

"You come and visit me in the office," McCain tells Reason. "And I promise you we'll have a good fight."