Tag Archives: John McCain

Sarah Palin Complains About Not Being Invited To John McCain’s Funeral: “They Didn’t Have To Embarrass Me”

Mediaite reports: In a Monday interview with Good Morning Britain, Sarah Palin complained that she was not invited to join the funeral of her running mate in the 2008 general election. “I was kind of surprised to be publicly disinvited to the funeral,” she said, calling it an “unnecessary step” and adding that the McCain family “didn’t have to embarrass …

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Graham: I Told McCain To Give Dossier To The FBI

CNN reports: GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he told the late Sen. John McCain to turn over the dossier of Trump-Russia allegations to the FBI, pushing back against President Donald Trump’s assertions that the Arizona Republican helped fan the flames of the Russia investigation. Graham told CNN after a news conference that he told Trump in Florida this …

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National Cathedral: Trump Lied About Funeral Approval

Washington’s WTOP reports: The Washington National Cathedral in D.C. said that there was no need for the president to give approval to the funeral services held at the cathedral for the late Arizona Sen. John McCain. President Donald Trump said during a speech in a tank factory in Ohio on Wednesday that the funeral needed his approval. The cathedral said …

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Trump Lies To Fox Host After She Calls Him Out Over Attacks On McCain: “He’s Dead, Why Do This?” [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday falsely blamed the media for baiting him into attacking the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) before launching yet another attack at the senator, who’s been dead for seven months. “I don’t talk about about it, people ask me the question, I didn’t bring this up,” Trump said in an interview with …

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Pete Buttigieg Hits “Faker” Trump For Dodging Draft

Talking Points Memo reports: Prospective Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday admonished President Trump for his latest attack on John McCain, accusing the president of going after the late senator for attention. Trump received multiple deferments from the draft during the Vietnam War and did not serve in the military. The New York Times reported late last year that …

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Trump Rants: I Gave McCain The Kind Of Funeral He Wanted And I Didn’t Even Get A Thank You [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A pro-military crowd was silent Wednesday as President Trump turned a speech at a tank plant in Lima, Ohio, into an opportunity to eviscerate the late POW Sen. John McCain from the grave. Mr. Trump blamed McCain for a failed Obamacare repeal vote and for the unproven dossier alleging ties between Mr. Trump and Russia, as he …

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GOP Senator Blasts Trump’s “Deplorable” Attacks On John McCain: The Country Deserves Better Than This

Bloomberg reports: Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) promised when McCain died that he would deliver a “whipping” to anybody — including Trump — who impugned McCain’s good name moving forward. And now he’s made good on that promise. “It’s deplorable what he said,” Isakson told George Public Broadcasting in an interview Wednesday afternoon. Before the appearance, he previewed his comments in …

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Schumer Calls For Naming Senate Building For McCain

The Hill reports: Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he will introduce a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Sen. John McCain amid a growing backlash against President Trump’s recent comments about the late Arizona Republican. Trump, while speaking at the White House on Tuesday, said he “was never a fan of John McCain, and …

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Meghan McCain Hits Back At “Pathetic” Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Meghan McCain said Monday that President Trump is leading a “pathetic life” as she escalated her pushback against Trump’s weekend attacks on Twitter against her late father. “He spends his weekend obsessing over great men, because he knows it, and I know it, and all of you know it, he will never be a great man,” …

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Trump: Millions Love Me And Not John McCain

President Butthurt just retweeted the below cultist’s response to Meghan McCain as he continues his weekend of attacks on the late Senator. President Donald Trump took posthumous aim at former Sen. John McCain via Twitter on Saturday and Sunday, eliciting a response from Meghan McCain in defense of her father. McCain was a Vietnam War veteran and POW. He died …

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McCain: I May Never Forgive Trump’s “War Hero” Slur

Talking Points Memo reports: Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), said in an interview published Wednesday that she might never get over President Donald Trump saying that her late husband was only a war hero because he was captured and imprisoned during the Vietnam War. “I don’t know if I’ll ever get over it, I’ll be honest,” …

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Defeated Rep Blames McCain For Losing The House

Anti-LGBT GOP Rep. Jason Lewis, who just lost to openly lesbian Democrat Angie Craig, thinks John McCain is to blame for losing the House. 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 …

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Former McCain Aide May Run For Senate As Dem

The Washington Post reports: John McCain’s former chief of staff said Wednesday that he is considering running for the Senate as a Democrat as he grapples with President Trump’s policies and the late Arizona senator’s death. Grant Woods, who is also a former Arizona attorney general, said in an interview that he has spoken to several Democratic senators about the …

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Former GOP Sen. Jon Kyl To Succeed John McCain

Arizona Central reports: Jon Kyl, once one of the most powerful Republicans in the U.S. Senate, will return to Capitol Hill to succeed the late Sen. John McCain, The Arizona Republic has learned. Gov. Doug Ducey is scheduled to unveil the 76-year-old as McCain’s successor at a 10 a.m. news conference at the Arizona Capitol, after notifying McCain’s wife, Cindy, …

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Biographer: Trump Is “Stewing” About McCain Funeral

The Hill reports: Michael D’Antonio, a CNN contributor and biographer who wrote “The Truth About Trump,” told CNN on Sunday that he believes President Trump was “stewing” as political leaders past and present united to honor the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) this weekend. “He is so devoted to drawing attention to himself that he has to be restrained from …

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Trump Cultists Ridicule “Pathetic” McCain Funeral

Mediaite reports: Though President Donald Trump wasn’t invited to the memorial service, and his name was never mentioned, the eulogies served as a loud rebuke of his presidency and worldview. The pointed rejection of Trumpism did not sit well with the president’s supporters. While no one currently working for the White House thought it wise to bash a senator’s funeral …

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Meghan McCain Rebukes Trump In Eulogy For Father

“We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served. “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, …

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Obama Shades “Petty” Trump In McCain Eulogy

“So much of our politics can seem small and mean and petty. Trafficking in bombast and insult, phony controversies and manufactured outrage. It’s a politics that pretends to be brave and tough, but is instead born of fear. John called on us to be bigger than that, to be better than that. Today is only one day in all the …

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Sarah Palin Not Invited To John McCain’s Funeral

NBC News reports: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has not been invited to attend funeral services for Sen. John McCain, her one-time running mate. A source within the Palin family told NBC News that “out of respect to Senator McCain and his family we have nothing to add at this point.” “The Palin family will always cherish their friendship …

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GOP Plots Another Attempt At Repealing Obamacare

Now that John McCain won’t be around to give another thumbs-down, Senate Republicans are plotting another run at repealing Obamacare. GOP lawmakers say they won’t have time to hold another vote to repeal the law in 2018 but vow to try again next year if they manage to keep their Senate and House majorities. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he …

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