Republican Senator Calls Trump’s Attacks on John McCain ‘Deplorable’

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President Donald Trump has been attacking the late Sen. John McCain constantly since this past weekend, when he sent out a series of tweets blaming the deceased lawmaker for sharing the Russia dossier and for failing to repeal Obamacare.

On Tuesday, Trump was blunt with reporters in the Oval Office, saying, “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be.”

The pushback within the Republican Party to protect one of their most iconic members, who passed away seven months ago, has been weak. A handful of senators have sent out tweets that praised McCain but never named Trump. Some of them, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.), just seemed like tributes to the deceased lawmaker.

Even Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who was McCain’s best friend on Capitol Hill, sent out a nameless tweet that read simply like a eulogy to McCain and didn’t name Trump or even suggest that he took any issue with the president bashing his late colleague.

But a few lawmakers have been critical of the president and weren’t afraid to name him. Among them was Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.).

“It was deplorable what he said,” Isakson told a Georgia Public Radio station. “[…] It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again, and I will continue to speak out.”

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Political Rewind for March 20, 2019

Today on Political Rewind join us for a sit down with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson.

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Isakson said that Trump’s criticisms of McCain showed a “lack of respect for his service.” McCain spent years in a Vietnam prison during the war. Isakson also criticized Trump in a conversation with The Bulwark.

“America deserves better, the people deserve better, and nobody — regardless of their position — is above common decency and respect for people that risk their life for your life,” he said.

Newly minted Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was also critical of Trump and named him in a tweet.

“I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain,” Romney wrote.

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James
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Those supporters of McStain really need to check his record. He became a Naval officer ONLY because his father and grandfather were Admirals. He was a lackluster student and should have washed out of Annapolis. He destroyed millions of dollars of Navy aircraft; one which he crashed onboard a carrier which killed a number of sailors. Being a “hero” got him elected as a Republican where he was transformed into America’s first RINO/pro-Democrat under #44.

I. Chin
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To quote Groucho Marx (and Sesame Street) there’s that magic word.

“Deplorables” is marginalizing. It’s condescending. It’s Hillary’s faux pas of contempt for those NOT in the Blue Zones, despite their being VOTING American citizens. q.v document voter fraud.

Isakson ought to be checked for RINO virus. We already know that McCain and Romney were carriers.

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