For nearly five months the hypocritical Republican Party has bowed to every demand from the worst president in American history. They have allowed his immoral and destructive words and actions to occur without a single word of dissent; without once standing up for the American people. GOP politicians have lost all courage, and once again place the one-percent ahead of the majority.
Enter the 80-year-old senior Senator from Arizona, John McCain. I have problems with the Senator, but I have always respected his decision to speak up when lies and corruption defile our government.
Recently, McCain said that our country and the world was stronger under President Obama. After Trump’s recent trip abroad, the fact that he has no ability to use diplomacy was underscored by the fact that Saudi Arabia played him for a fool.
Yesterday McCain stated that he was afraid that Republicans would lose the House in 2018 based upon Trump’s lack of accomplishments.
McCain is a hawk, but he also understands the need for a professional and effective State Department. He recently criticized Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, for ‘downplaying the importance of basing foreign policy decisions on American values.’
“With those words, Secretary Tillerson sent a message to oppressed people everywhere: Don’t look to the United States for hope,” McCain warned in a New York Times op-ed.
McCain also spoke up when Trump casually offered classified information to Russians Lavrov and Kislyak during a secret Oval Office meeting, just two days after her fired FBI Director James Comey related to the investigation of his connections with Russia.
John Weaver has been an adviser to the Senator for many years. He praised McCain for the courage to speak his mind; to do the right thing.
“I’ve talked to a number of Republican senators who share the same viewpoint and for whatever reason are reluctant to say it,” said Weaver.
I can explain that. Trump’s deteriorating mental condition prompts him to seek revenge on his critics in a cruel and fallacious manner.
During the campaign, Trump began to attack McCain. He questioned his heroism and courage as a North Vietnam prisoner of war.
“I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump said in a cutting remark about McCain’s five years of captivity in a North Vietnamese prison.
My only question is; will other Republicans find what small amount of courage they may still possess, and denounce their illegitimate president? I know it won’t be lyin Paul Ryan or Mitch ‘the traitor’ McConnell.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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