I’ve looked at the legislation from the vantage point of Senators John McCainJohn McCainTrump: 'So great' McCain is returning for healthcare vote McConnell to pin down colleagues on healthcare McCain returning to Senate in time for health vote MORE, Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamMcCain returning to Senate in time for health vote Week ahead: Senate defense bill faces delay Week ahead: Uncertainty surrounds ObamaCare repeal vote MORE, and John Warner, given their experience and their particular knowledge of the subject. In addition, I’ve paid close attention to the differences that are emerging, and I’ve concluded that this is the best compromise that I see. It might be a different bill if I wrote it, but this is the bill that can pass.

There is certainly an argument to be made that this in some way modifies Common Article 3. I understand that argument, but in a sense so does the Army manual. What I’ve resolved is that this is the most appropriate way to get legislation through and resolve our differences.