From NBC's Ken Strickland
In a passionate and fiery speech on the Senate floor, Sen. John McCain played the history card as he celebrated the election on Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate. And he warned Democrats to "stop this unsavory sausage-making process called health-care reform."
"I believe it was Lexington and Concord in which a shot was fired around the world," he said. "Last night a shot was fired around this nation. A shot was fired saying no more business as usual in Washington, D.C. Stop this unsavory sausage-making process called health-care reform, where special favors are dispensed to special people for special reasons in order to purchase votes."
McCain also addressed reports that Democratic leaders may ask the House to pass the Senate's version of the health-care bill, keeping the Senate from having to take another vote.
"Now the rumors are they'll jam this proposal through the House of Representatives and then bypass what has always been the normal legislative process," he said. "They should not do that! The American people have spoken! The people of Massachusetts have spoken for the rest of America. Stop this process!"