John McCain is an utter disgrace not only to the US Senate, but to the people of Arizona. To think that this man holds a seat once occupied by Barry Goldwater shows that the “swamp” that needs draining is not restricted to the Democrat side of Senate.
Mr. McCain seems very fond of war. No doubt his traumatic experiences in Vietnam had a major impact on him. Tragically, it did not have the same impact on him as the Revolutionary War had on Thomas Jefferson, who noted that he had seen enough of one war never to want to see another. McCain gives no evidence of such an aversion.
Apparently having concluded that the Democrats have a great idea, he now claims that politicians who disagree with him are pawns of Vladimir Putin. If this were true, Mr. Putin must have had one incredible campaign of infiltration among US politicians. Of course, Mr. McCain’s statements that Senator Rand Paul or anyone else on his hate list are working for Mr. Putin are nonsense. They are, however, evidence of a man who cannot frame a coherent argument, but who stoops to making wild, ludicrous accusations.
Whatever McCain is thinking, this obsession with Vladimir Putin and Russia has gotten out of hand. McCain is just turning the Democrats’ strategy into a bipartisan attack on Republicans.
The debate that got this started is the admission of the nation of Montenegro into NATO. Without going into the details, suffice it to say the McCain supports this and Senator Paul opposes it.
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Here’s what McCain said that should get him disciplined by Senate Majority Leader McConnell much the same way that McConnell disciplined Senator Warren for similar reasons: “While speaking from the Senate floor in support of a bill advancing Montenegro’s bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), McCain noted objection from his Kentucky colleague, saying that if you oppose the measure, ‘You are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin…'”
Even that wasn’t enough for the rage-filled McCain: “The only conclusion you can draw when he walks away is he has no justification for his objection to having a small nation be part of NATO that is under assault from the Russians. So I repeat again, the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”
A month ago, citing a Senate rule against impugning the motive of a colleague, Majority Leader McConnell reprimanded Senator Warren for, “suggesting Sen. Jeff Sessions actively worked to block the black vote.”
Mr. McConnell must be consistent and reprimand Senator McCain for claiming that Senator Paul “is now working for Vladimir Putin.”
By the way, this will be McCain’s last term as a legislator, right?
Source: The Daily Beast