Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) lost to Barack Obama in 2008. For many Republicans, McCain has a track record of being far too liberal on many key issues. He has repeatedly criticized Trump on many issues and often sided with liberal Democrats in their attacks on Trump. A report has surfaced alleging that McCain may have been intimately involved in a campaign to smear and ruin Donald Trump.
Of the multitude of characters not willing to publicly commit to the anti-Trump “resistance” movement, John McCain may be one of the most interesting.
The Republican Senator from Arizona has long held a strange slot in the annals of modern political history. Known on the right for being a bit too liberal, and far too wishy-washy on key subjects, McCain is loved by his constituents but often despised by those within his own party. While these characteristics are often a wonderful impetus for change and reevaluation of an organization’s ideals, McCain presents a far more fascinating enigma. One could be struck by McCain’s defiance as a purely selfish mode of behavior, given that the Senator has been handed a great many of his accolades based on an image of himself that he alone sculpted out of his often-disputed status as a “war hero”. The reality of McCain’s military malfeasance aside, the Senator has a certain panache for annoying conservatives.
Now, as the republican party is finally beginning to unite behind the unconventional President that Donald Trump represents, McCain has steadfastly stood to the side, lobbing insults and accusations toward the Oval Office in an act of petty tantrum. Now, as investigators dive deep into the story of an unverified Russian dossier linking the President to Muscovite prostitutes and an unsanitary sexual act, it looks as though the Senator from Arizona may have been intimately involved in the scheme to smear the The Donald…
McCain may have been a war hero in Vietnam after being help a prisoner of war and enduring being tortured by the North Vietnamese, but he’s been a huge embarrassment to this former Arizonan. Like Nancy Pelosi, McCain has outlived his political usefulness and would do everyone a favor by retiring into the Arizona sunset.