Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is reminding people that many who are now defending the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) amid President Donald Trump's attacks are only defending him now as an opportunity to bash the president. During a speech at a tank factory in OH on Wednesday, Trump lamented that no one had ever thanked him for approving McCain's state funeral arrangements.
McCain's daughter and TV host Meghan described Trump's string of criticism of her late father, "someone who isn't here", as a "new, weird low". John McCain despite growing pushback from fellow Republicans. By all accounts, Trump's limited role in the ceremonies included authorizing military transportation of McCain's body and respecting the family's wishes that he not show up.
Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia called Trump's remarks "deplorable". I'm being very declarative here.
"I don't expect decency from the Trump family", she added.
Georgian Senator Johnny Isakson called Trump's comments "deplorable", adding that he does not care "if he's the president of the United States, owns all the real estate in NY or is building the greatest immigration system in the world".
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"I don't care about this, I didn't get a thank you - that's okay".
"So I have to be honest, I've never liked him much".
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee whom Trump briefly considered nominating as secretary of state, tweeted praise for McCain on Tuesday _ and criticism of Trump. McCain, an Arizona Republican who had served in Congress since 1983, was a one-time Navy pilot who was North Vietnam's most prominent prisoner of war.
Trump on Wednesday responded to the Republican criticism that had been bubbling all week over his new, caustic tweets about McCain. "I really probably never will", he added.
Cindy McCain, the senator's widow, sarcastically urged her Twitter followers to "see how kind and loving a stranger can be" and shared with them an online message from someone who described John McCain as a "traitorous piece of warmongering shit and I'm glad he's dead". McCain fought to expand the program after it was first signed into law in 2014 - and Trump signed the expansion into law in May 2018. McCain." "A lot of people are coming to John's defense now.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that he plans to re-introduce legislation that would rename a Senate office building after the Arizona Republican.