Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has had what might be considered a love-hate relationship with Donald Trump. On the one hand, he has been known to criticize some of the President’s more tyrannical tendencies, but on the other hand, he humiliated himself trying to defend Trump during fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony.
Today however, the Senator is taking aim at President Trump’s so-called accomplishments.
John Bowden writes for the Hill that McCain asked at a Wall Street Journal forum, “If we went to the polls tomorrow, what have we done?”
“I don’t think we have accomplished that much… [for] average citizens,” he said.
While McCain gave voice to an unfortunate truth that most of us already know, don’t mistake his sentiment for sudden courage or a genuine concern for the American people.
Like the vast majority of Republicans in the House and Senate, he was expressing worry not for their devastating impact to Americans but how this will hurt his party in future elections.
“I’m very worried about losing the House of Representatives,” he confessed.
Senator McCain reached the right conclusion but for shamefully wrong reasons. That is, however, more than we can say for Trump.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com