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McCain on fiscal cliff talks: ‘I’m glad I don’t have [Boehner's] job’ [AUDIO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

Reacting to the fiscal cliff negotiations between the White House and congressional leaders, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain told The Daily Caller that he is “glad” not to have House Speaker John Boehner’s job.

TheDC asked McCain what he thinks about Boehner’s “Plan B,” which would increase taxes on families making more than $1 million per year.

“Look, they’re going back and forth with their negotiations, and I’m in the peanut gallery. I’m not going to tell them what they ought do or what they ought not to do,” McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, told TheDC at the Capitol on Tuesday night.

“I don’t have any role. I’m in other issues but I’m, that one’s — Look, I’m glad I don’t have his [Boehner's] job.”

McCain said he would like to see “an agreement that has to do with revenue” and also “has to do with entitlement reform.” He also said he’s “very worried” about the automatic defense cuts which take effect at the start of next year.

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