Lewis wrote in the op-ed that McCain’s vote last year to kill a repeal of the Affordable Care Act “prompted a ‘green wave’ of liberal special-interest money, which was used to propagate false claims that the House plan ‘gutted coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.”
“That line was the Democrats’ most potent attack in the midterms. It was endlessly repeated by overt partisans in the media,” he wrote.
The op-ed was published on Sunday, which was Armistice Day. Sunday was also Nov. 11, the day Veterans Day is traditionally observed. McCain in 1967 was captured in Vietnam and held as a prisoner of war for five years.
Lewis is a former right wing radio host. Over the summer CNN’s K-File team surfaced excerpts from his show in which he lamented that it’s now politically incorrect to call women “sluts.”