McCain Hits Back At Trump Over Russian Blame

The Hill reports:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday put blame on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his actions for the U.S.-Russia relationship. His comments come after Trump on Thursday morning put blame on Congress for the current relationship the U.S. has with Russia.

Besides imposing new sanctions on Russia in addition to Iran and North Korea, the bill would limit the president’s ability to return diplomatic compounds seized by the Obama administration in retaliation for Russian election meddling. After signing the legislation, Trump labeled parts of the bill an unconstitutional infringement upon his executive authority and his ability to negotiate with Moscow.

  • Octavio

    It’s amazing what a little brain cancer can do to get people to grow a pair of balls.

    • Todd20036

      Took him long enough. I’m not ready to forget about Palin, or the fact that he VOTED FOR TRUMP

      • stanhope

        He wasn’t dying then..not that it is an excuse.

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    • Chucktech

      I was just going to say, the specter of one’s imminent mortality has a side effect of mental clarity.

      • stanhope

        Well said! The dowager countess

    • Jeffg166

      No more fucks to give.

    • SilasMarner

      I still don’t like him because he’s a Repugnicant but love that he slaps back at the idiot in the WH.

  • Bluto
    • Dagoril

      Poor kitty!

  • EdA

    It’s too too TOO bad that John McCain took a year before he decided to cut back on being a stooge for Putin’s stooge.

  • GeneInSJ

    I smell an impeachment trial coming very soon.

    • FAEN

      Fingers crossed.

    • Bad Tom

      Strongest it’s smelled like that since August, 1974.

      • Xuuths

        Well, there was the Clinton impeachment . . .

        • Jeffg166

          Nothingburger for real. Trump on the other hand…

        • Bad Tom

          Yeah, but this is for real.

      • Mark

        I was there the day Nixon left office on a trip – such a weird day in DC. Remember it like it was yesterday.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      I congress knows more about the deep shit don is in than we do. Thats why we are seeing these cracks appearing

  • Mike__in_Houston

    OT: You classic cinema queens out there, be sure to check out google sometime today. They are celebrating Dolores del Rio. God, I love her, especially in Wonder Bar even if the film as a whole may not be for the even semi-politically correct. Also her very handsome and debonair dance partner Ricardo Cortez is one of the few non-monosyllabic blue-collar guys to always get my attention. I extended a trip to NYC last December by one day because if I hadn’t I would have lost the chance to see in Wonder Bar on the big screen…

  • Tawreos

    Looking death in the face finally unleashes the “maverick”

  • Ninja0980

    Looks like Trump is going to be thrown overboard soon.

  • Leo

    I’d say fuck this supposed Maverick for Caribou Barbie and cutting off Kamala but resentment gives you early wrinkles so I’ll stay ambivalent.

    His diagnosis is probably severe enough that he sees the writing on the wall and wants something resembling a legacy. Fine. I’ll take anything at this point.

    • Chucktech

      I’m sure his impending travel into that good night was a major factor in his new-found perspicacity.

      • Jeff

        This is a good start for Senator McCain, but I’m going to wait and see whether or not he has a new-found perspective. Who knows how he will respond to the blowback from his Senate and military friends. This could be McCain’s last stand, which — since it is only a tweet — ain’t much.

      • Librarykid

        points for using perspicacity!

  • bkmn

    First Flake, now McCain. I’m seeing a drip, drip, drip on the verge of being a major crack in the dam. And the lower his approval ratings go the bigger the crack will get.

    • skyweaver

      Please please please please please please please. If nothing else, Repubs, do it to save your own pathetic skins. Though it’d be nice if you actually cared about the country, though that’s too much to hope for with you lot

    • FAEN

      Flake’s piece wasn’t altruistic-he’s vulnerable in 2018.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        The entire Republican Party is vulnerable in 2018, and that moves mountains.

        • FAEN

          I certainly hope so but after our last election I just don’t know anymore. They have played the long game-voter suppression etc which keeps the GOP in power.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            It’s all going to depend on who blinks first, Dems who’ve repeatedly capitulated, or the party of power over freedom. the voter suppression thing is finally being called to the carpet by the SC. Gerrymandered states are being called out as well. If the Democratic Party gives up on the pursuit of all of this to gain a short-term, perceived goal, yes we’re lost. If they’re forced by us, the electorate to see this to fruition, It’s likelier and likelier that the Republicans will either break apart into separate parties, or fall into obscurity entirely. Only time will tell.

          • FAEN

            I would feel a lot better had the gerrymandering and voter suppression cases gone before a SC with Merrick Garland on it instead of the latest Scalia racist.

      • Bad Tom

        Fine by me. That’s how political pressure works.

        • FAEN

          I agree-just irritated by this narrative of ‘Flake stands up to Cheeto’ making the rounds. The only reason he’s throwing Cheeto’s greasy orange gross ass overboard is self preservation. Hope he gets smacked down in 2018.

          • Christopher Smith

            THIS. Not to mention the maddening ‘both sides did it’ mandrill shit which more than vitiated any possible positive slant on Flake’s little book shill.

          • FAEN

            Exactly! Both sides? He can’t even admit the teabaggers fucked his party and fucked the country. And let’s be clear, the teabaggers MO was ‘if you don’t give us 150% of what we want then you’re the problem’.

            Really? Both sides??

          • Christopher Smith

            And just remember who funded the Teathugs from the get-go: Charlie and Davey.

      • Gustav2

        Just a tad vulnerable:

        A new Public Policy Polling survey in Arizona finds Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) approval rate at just 18%, with 62% disapproving.

        In contrast, President Trump’s approval rate in the state is 44% to 53%.

        • FAEN

          PPP tends to skew left but still, those are some awful numbers.

      • bkmn

        Very vulnerable, saw this morning his approval rating is 18%, to Blimpo’s 44% in AZ.

  • NMNative

    Have had little to no respect for McCain since he let palin loose on America.
    I’m afraid it’s too little too late for him to recover his dignity.
    Although, I will give him credit for finally taking a stand on health care.

    • Mark

      nice to see a fellow NM’er here!

      • NMNative

        Albuquerque or somewhere down south?

        • Mark

          north of Santa Fe…..

          • NMNative

            We’re down in ABQ.
            I see your dog photo and assume you are an animal person, like myself.
            I help run the Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Valencia County. If you’re in town someday, stop by the PetSmart in Mercantile center (I-25 and Montgomery) where we hold our adoption clinics on Saturdays and say hello.
            I’m the one cleaning cat cages. : )

          • Mark

            Know right where that PetSmart is!! Be fun to stop by if I’m down…..

  • AndyinChicago

    Someone’s wearing his sassy pants.

  • bambinoitaliano

    I see this as his way of numbing his pain by way of creating conflict for diversion. I’m sure any reaction from the shit gibbon will help him.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I will take what good you can do for the country, now, John.
    You can save your Reputation and us at the same time.

  • Jonathan Smith
    • FAEN

      I need that doggie in my life 🐶❤️❤️🐶

      • AmeriCanadian

        I think that doggie needs YOU in his/her life.

        • FAEN

          Aww-that’s very sweet of you 😊.

    • thatotherjean

      He is. If he wants to leave a positive legacy, this is the time.

      What a wonderful dog–although if I were that goat, I might be a bit worried.

  • TrueWords

    Damn McCain is SAVAGELY ripping into Trump…

    I love it the gloves are on and he has down his cardio…

    • fuzzybits

      She by Sheree.

  • Puckfair52

    Stll harboring the propagandist Snowden who now is interested in Free press violations in other countries..
    IRONY MUCH? Russia has just banned VPN’s
    This 5th Column President and his band of sycophants that continually attack the free press must be held in check

  • kaydenpat

    It’s a pretty low bar that McCain has to jump over to criticize this awful President. It’s a shame that his Republican colleagues can’t do the same.

    • Tomcat

      McCain knows his days of being in congress are limited.
      That is why he is brave all of a sudden.

      • Jonathan Smith

        McCain knows his day’s on EARTH are limited.
        Lucky guy, i am going to have to listen to 3 months of funeral dirges for this boob.

    • Reality.Bites

      More of a shame that it’s all talk and never any action from the “hero”

      • thatotherjean

        He’s a bit past the “action” part. Talk is all he’s got left, but it’s good to see him using it.

  • Cuberly
    • Jeffg166

      And the hounds.

      • Cuberly

        Just let em sniff an overcooked steak and let em go!

    • Treant

      “This happens when urine town.”

    • glass

      Trump and his desire to have everything in his life golden, including showers.

  • Macbill

    McCain is paying back Trump for dissing him on the election path.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Shorter McCain… please don’t send me to hell.

  • jimbo65

    Anyone have any amazing hidden ability to fast forward time that they’d like to reveal now? Cuz I don’t know if we’ll have a democracy, much less a country waiting for us a year from now.

    • Jonathan Smith

      well, the LAND MIGHT still be there………

  • Blake J Butler

    To make a long story short here we go: we had a girl with two mothers wear a pro-LGBT shirt about the gay agenda, and she got in trouble one day earlier this year and was sent to the principals office where she was met with not just the elementary principal but also the middle school and the high school principal.

    We brought the ACLU involved, as well as responses from Equality Texarkana, and the organization went they budged a little bit but not enough except for the third time, the third time they made as a requirement for their professional development

    Baby steps, baby steps, if you want 2 organizations to support there is the ACLU and Equality Texarkana.

  • Xuuths

    You go, John!

  • Uncle Mark

    That’s it, Donnie. Keep bullying & berating the Congress. Keep pissing them off…making it personal (like you did with McCain)…and see how that’s working for ya. Keep angering the very people, who are holding your inevitable impeachment at bay.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Congress’ approval rating is pretty reliably below Trump’s 33%.

      Bashing and berating Congress is pretty much a national pastime.

    • Keroleen

      That was my first thought upon seeing the initial tweet too.

    • ted-

      Yes, yes, let Donnie’s anger flow through him.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I’m likin’ this Cancer McCain fellow.

    • Chaz Antonelli

      Cancer seems to have given him a NEW perspective!

    • Treant

      I could totally be his Cancer Friend.

      His earlier actions…well, I’m not sure anything he does now can make up for that sum total of crap, but I encourage him to try.

    • coram nobis

      He knows a malignant tumor when he sees one.

    • thatotherjean

      “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.”

      • Jonathan Smith

        damn. wish i thought of that

  • Is Trump so delusional that he thinks those bills GIVE people healthcare?

    • billbear1961

      The thug literally lies like he breathes.

    • thatotherjean

      Possibly. He has no idea how anything–insurance, government, health care, diplomacy–works. He’s always been rich as Croesus, so he’s never had to worry about it–it’s just there.

  • billbear1961
  • HZ81

    Fuck McCain.

    He admits here Russia attacked our democracy, but like the rest of the GOP and fauxgressives on the left, we’re just going to let that election stand, because Hillary hate, I guess.


    • Tulle Christensen

      I am no McCain fan but what would you have him do about the election results? The results we certified by each state, the electoral college electors voted for their respective candidate, the House did not challenge any of the state electoral electoral college delegations.

      McCain and the Senate had nothing to do with it, well other than saying the indeed the electoral college voted for Pence for vice president.

      So please tell me what should be done that would meet the constitutional limitations?

      • HZ81

        Exactly my point. McCain didn’t do shit when it mattered. Not a word. Oh, he’s not alone either. The deafening silence that allowed DOlt 45 is unforgivable.

        • Tulle Christensen

          So if McCain said, “The election was invalid’, and what then profit? Once again I ask you what should have been done that would meet the constitution?

          The problem is how we elect the president not whether some two bit politician said anything or not

          • he’s hardly two bit, and i fear you may not really understand how realpolitik works in this country. remember, the thugs were able to impeach, if not convict, Clinton over a private sexual matter. there are hundreds of ways to pressure thousands of permanent DC operators, to bribe them, to cajole them, into attacking a sitting president.

            while the Constitution provides no way to ‘undo’ an election result that is certified by the EC, it does provide several ways to deal with a traitor. a mentally disabled president. a man who is dragging his own party down to hell. HZ81 is right. McStain, and the rest of them, are Cowards.

          • Tulle Christensen

            McCain is a Senator he has no power to impeach only to convict after the House does impeach

            People stop making me defend the guy who could have saved us a week and a half of Obamacare repeal drama, by just staying home and getting his cancer treatment

          • Gianni

            Any further action has to wait until the official investigations are finalized and the results revealed.

          • HZ81

            Yeah, he could have said something—anything— but no. Are his hands tied by the Constitution? Don’t fucking care.

            What happened last year was historic—an historic assault our democracy.

            Dress accordingly. Act accordingly.

            Tired of those pretending like 2016 happens here every week. Be nice if someone cared enough to be angry.

      • BobSF_94117

        Stop blocking investigations, for one.

      • Tulle Christensen

        Since I seem to be upsetting people more than they already are, I will go clean the bathroom (it needs it) and come back to JMG a bit later as a more agreeable poster 😉

        • Cipher

          There are plenty of people at fault for Trump, and McCain stands toward the rear of a very long line. What he could have done, in my estimation, and what I hope he will do now that he doesn’t give a flying eff: let loose in response to the attack that Trump lobbed at him during the campaign about his status as a “war hero”. I want to hear him unleash what he really thinks about Don the Con and his funny foot that kept him sidelined with hookers during the Vietnam War!

  • Friday

    Of course the bar’s so low for Republicans, McCain will get plaudits for stating the obvious.

  • Dagoril

    I am fairly certain that our relations with Russia were at a lower point during the Bay of Pigs incident. Oh, and during the rest of that whole Cold War thing.

  • Jmdintpa

    And my senator little Marco Rubio and never hear from em Nelson haven’t said anything

  • joe ho

    Hamilton68: New website tracking Russian propaganda on Twitter in real time.

  • mikeinftl

    We need a number of other Rep senators to stand up to tRump.

  • mark99k

    Wow. It’s like the brain surgeon removed the Dumbass Lobe while he was in there.

  • joe ho

    Russia has the GDP about the size of Italy.

    Putin will not start WWIII. He wants to enjoy the billions of rubles he’s stolen from the Russian people.

  • But Trump, perhaps, needs those Russian Mafia persons to keep paying double for his properties – what’s wrong with money laundering, if this can be proven.

  • Hanwi

    He’s still a republicunt.

  • stanhope

    With months to live (yes that type of cancer is quickly terminal) look for McCain to fianlly talk truth without filter. He proved he favors a bit of the theatrical when he did that Caesaresque thumbs down. From next door i heard screams of “you go girl”. Perhaps RuPaul’s drag race was on at the same time, but I’d like to believe…..