Saturday, August 20, 2016

Something rotten in the US Senate

It's the stench of moral decay. It is particularly evident coming from Sen. John McCain's office. McCain is not the only senator to support Donald Trump but he is our Arizona senator. EJ Montini (The Republic/azcentral.com) documents McCain's unwillingness to renounce Trump - even to the point of resisting the call to do so by thousands of veterans.

Veterans delivered petitions to John McCain’s office this week asking the senator to drop his support for Donald Trump. There were more than 100,000 signatures. They did the same thing earlier this month at his office in Washington, D.C. At that time a Muslim veteran from Arizona called McCain “courageous” and a “man of honor” and was among those who asked him to dump Trump.

It didn’t happen.

It is NOT going to happen.

At a gathering with veterans in Phoenix this week McCain again was asked to rescind his endorsement of Trump.

He refused.

He said in part, “I certainly do not want Hillary Clinton as president of the United States and four more years of a failed national security policy.”

But that rationale runs exactly opposite to what McCain has said about Clinton in the past.

He has more faith in Trump than in Clinton, about whom he said when she was Secretary of State Clinton, “She is a great representative of America, kind of a rock star status, visited more countries than any other secretary of state.”

He believes Trump would be a better world leader and representative of the United States than Clinton, about whom he once said, “First of all, Secretary Clinton is admired and respected around the world. She and I have been friends for many years. We used to travel together…I admire the fact that she is admired throughout the world and a very effective secretary of state.”

McCain has been insulted by Trump. He has been critical of Trump.

He rarely, if ever, speaks Trump’s name.

Unlike that time on television when McCain was asked if Clinton would make a good president. He said, “I happen to be a Republican and would support, obviously, a Republican nominee, but I have no doubt that Senator Clinton would make a good president.”

AZBlueMeanie quotes Cokie Roberts: “I mean there’s just no question about that. You can’t say, ‘He’s a racist and what he says is textbook racism, but I support him because he’s the nominee of my party.’” She describes those who would as "morally tainted."

Hence the stench in the senate.

Ho, ho, ho. McCain has got to go.

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