Once again, Sen. McCain R-AZ has shot his mouth off in front of foreign dignitaries, showing both his utter lack of gravitas as well as exposing his boundless opportunism. Proving he is a better bully than statesman, the Arizona maverick wannabe seemed to take great joy in piling on: (WaPo)
President Trump’s sudden firing of FBI Director James B. Comey is bad for the country and will not be the end of the Trump-Russia affair”, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told a group of foreign diplomats and experts Tuesday night at a meeting of the Munich Security Conference core group. “This scandal is going to go on. I’ve seen it before. This is a centipede. I guarantee you there will be more shoes to drop, I can just guarantee it. There’s just too much information that we don’t have that will be coming out.”
Not content to simply spout Democratic talking points, the octogenarian once again upped his game in order to get the attention he so overtly craves: (WaPo)
He called Trump’s actions against Comey “unprecedented” and said the position of FBI director has held special meaning in American public life dating back decades. “I remember the Saturday Night Massacre,” McCain told the mostly European and American guests, referring to the 1973 incident when President Nixon fired the special prosecutor looking into the Watergate break-in, Archibald Cox.
A life-long inhabitant of the DC swamp. McCain knew exactly who would lap up his disloyal vitriol, Josh Rogin columnist for the far left Republican detesting liberal Washington Post:
The event was off the record, but McCain gave me permission to place his comments on the record. He said that Trump had the legal basis to fire Comey but that his decision would have long-term negative consequences. His evening comments were more extensive and more critical of the president’s decision than the statement issued Tuesday night by his office, which said McCain was “disappointed” by Trump’s move and praised Comey as a man of “honor and integrity.” McCain also renewed his call for the establishment of a special congressional committee to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
What is so amazing about McCain’s attack on the President is how far out on a limb he’s willing to go with his “all things Russia” diatribe. It’s telling when fellow senior senators such as Sen. Diane Feinstein D-CA won’t back him up: (Townhall)
“You don’t have to provides us with any classified information, Senator, but do you believe—do you have evidence that there was in fact collusion between Trump associates and Russia during the campaign?” asked CNN’s Wolf Blizter. “Not at this time,” replied Feinstein.
But, don’t just take her word for it, Sen. Joe Manchin D-WVA says the exact same thing: (Free Beacon)
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) admitted Sunday there is currently no evidence showing collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. CBS host John Dickerson asked Manchin on “Face the Nation” about the latest information he has received on the federal investigation into potential links between the Trump campaign and Russia and whether he has seen any evidence of collusion. Manchin said he has seen no proof of collusion, despite accusations to the contrary from many who oppose Trump, including members of Congress who have threatened impeachment proceedings. “There’s an awful lot of smoke there, let’s put it that way,” Manchin said. “People that might have said they were involved, to what extent they were involved, to what extent the president might have known about these people or whatever, there is nothing there from that standpoint that we have seen directly linking our president to any of that.”
And then there’s Rep. Adam Schiff D-CA Ranking Member House Intelligence Committee: (Townhall)
In fact, the line is the same: there’s no evidence of collusion. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, reiterated that claim over the weekend:“I don’t think we can say anything definitively at this point,” Schiff said.
These Democrat politicians are senior enough to see raw intelligence and have access to the latest intelligence analysis. Yet it appears they are unwilling to back up the 81 year old RINO’s claims. Perhaps his concern is trifling, and the bitter animus toward his party’s Leader controls his every thought and statement.
Sen. John Sidney McCain III R-AZ graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958. Both his father and grandfather retired from the Navy as four-star Admirals. If he seems to be a military hack in-bred, he comes by it honestly. From birth, he’s been a member of the Pentagon party, not the Republican Party; however much like Bernie Sanders, he needed a political party to further his ambitions. Arizona has been a Republican stronghold for decades. You do the math.
What is so continually frustrating is the hypocrisy. He railed against water-boarding, and any form of intense interrogation, yet he never ceases to call for military boots on the ground whenever and wherever he finds the opportunity. No defense budget is large enough. No US foreign footprint is expanded enough. In essence, one could speculate his true cause is an imperialistic dominant American and he is more than willing to commit our young men and women to suffer and die for that cause.
As an aside: just yesterday, he voted against allowing oil well production natural gas flaring on government lands: (CNBC)
The Trump administration and Republicans suffered a rare loss in their bid to roll back Obama-era energy regulations on Wednesday, as three GOP senators voted against revoking a rule to prevent methane leaks from oil and gas production. Sen. John McCain cast a surprise vote against the measure, joining Democrats and fellow Republicans Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins to defeat the repeal attempt in a 49-51 vote. McCain and Graham have been two of Trump’s toughest critics among GOP lawmakers, primarily on matters of national security and allegations of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. On Tuesday, McCain criticized Trump for firing FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into whether Trump’s associates coordinated with Russia to tip the election in the president’s favor.
Now thats just being petty. Well, ignorant and petty. Flaring natural gas during oil well production is the safest method of disposal, and he should know that.
McCain is not a conservative. He’s not really Republican. He’s for himself, and for the Pentagon, and that’s pretty much it. He is an inconsistent opportunistic politically thuggish bully. If he had a sense of shame, he’d go home and crawl into his desert hole. Sadly though, he’ll just continue to live it up in the swamp until he shuffles off this mortal coil .