Sen. Mike Lee: Washington Stinks.

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By Dan Weil

The battle between veteran Sen. John McCain and tea party backed younger members of the Upper House is intensifying.

Both Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas hit back at the five term Arizonan after they had warned them against blocking a House-Senate conference on the budget bill.

“In case no one’s noticed, the way Washington works stinks,” Lee said on the Senate floor as he said he wanted to prevent a typical Washington back-room deal.

“There is a reason . . . that six of the 10 wealthiest counties in the United States are suburbs of Washington, D.C., a city that produces almost nothing in real tangible economic value. And it’s not because the two parties have been so effective taking on the special interests and doing the people’s business,” Lee added.

Cruz made light of a past quip from McCain that he…

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