Sen. John McCain has chosen to hit President Donald Trump in an ugly attack a week before Congress comes back from vacation.
From Business Insider:
In a blistering op-ed article for The Washington Post published Thursday night, the Arizona Republican called on Americans to focus on “shared values” rather than differences. McCain denounced the “repugnant spectacle of white supremacists marching in Charlottesville” and lauded Heather Heyer, the counterprotester killed at the rally by a man thought to be a white supremacist.
“Congress must govern with a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct,” McCain wrote. “We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people.”
He is correct that the Congress is not subordinate to the President, that they answer to the American people.
The problem, of course, is that they haven’t answered to the American people.
Trump pushed Obamacare repeal bill.
McCain, despite promising repeal and campaigning on it, cast the deciding vote to kill the ‘skinny’ repeal.
“Poorly informed?” He may not have lived in Congress for thirty years, but perhaps that’s why he’s able to identify Antifa and properly call it out, criticizing them, properly, when they instigated trouble in Charlottesville and being one side of the violence there.
Meanwhile, John McCain was either cowed by liberal media or woefully ignorant and ‘poorly informed’ about Antifa, when he made a tweet appearing to be supportive of them after Charlottesville.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, criticized Trump on Twitter Tuesday night.
“There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate& bigotry. The President of the United States should say so,” McCain said in a tweet.
Sen. McCain should perhaps educate himself about how Antifa ‘defies hate and bigotry’ by beating random people in the street and attacking police with bottles of urine before he talks about anyone else being ‘poorly informed.’