The Arizona Republic reports:
Sen. Martha McSally said an investigation is warranted to get to the bottom of an order to keep the warship named for the late Sen. John McCain, his father and his grandfather out of President Donald Trump’s view during his trip to Japan earlier this month.
McSally, R-Ariz., now holds the seat McCain once held before his death and sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, which McCain chaired before his death in August 2018. “I am appalled to hear of the allegations surrounding the USS John S. McCain,” McSally said in a written statement. “There needs to be a full investigation into who ordered it and what occurred.”
The late senator’s legacy should be honored and respected, McSally said. Trump said Thursday that aides “thought they were doing me a favor because they know I am not a fan of John McCain.”
The Navy put out a disclaimer on the McCain story. Looks like the story was an exaggeration, or even Fake News – but why not, everything else is!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019