2:11 PM EST
John S. McCain III, R-AZ

Mr. McCAIN. May I say in the immortal words of Howard Dean, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee--he put it simply:

The reason why tort reform is not in the bill--

Talking about this bill--

The reason why tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everybody else they were taking on, and that is the plain and simple truth. Now, that's the truth.

I totally agree with Howard Dean. I could not agree with him more.