In 2016, Senator John McCain revealed his true colors. McCain is not a maverick. He is a RINO, and a traitor to the conservative agenda he claims to support.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has thrown his support behind a bill reversing President Trump’s ban on transgender Americans serving in the military, according to The Hill. McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, cosponsored the bill alongside ranking committee member Jack Reed (D-RI), committee member Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), and senator Susan Collins (R-ME).
President Trump released a tweet in July announcing that transgender Americans would no longer be allowed to serve in the armed forces. In August, President Trump made the transgender ban official, and signed a presidential memo blocking recruiters from enlisting transgender Americans. The memo also blocked government funds from being used to pay for gender reassignment surgery.
John McCain has been the leading force of the Republican resistance to President Trump. Since the January 20th inauguration, John McCain has spoken out against every major move President Trump has made to promote his agenda.
John McCain chastised President Trump for announcing the end of the unlawful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) rule that was rushed into law by Former President Obama — without the support of Congress.
Worse yet, John McCain issued the tie-breaking vote to doom the repeal efforts for Obamacare. The Republican party had seven years to draft a replacement for Obamacare, yet, when it came time to act, they were left standing empty-handed. A series of divergent repeal efforts were pushed haphazardly, with most Republicans supporting a “skinny” repeal of Obamacare, with more changes coming later.
The skinny repeal appeared destined to pass. John McCain’s final vote should have resulted in a tie. Vice President Mike Pence would have cast the tie breaking vote, and Obamacare would have been repealed.
Yet, when John McCain shambled out onto the Senate floor and shoved his thumb down, the skinny repeal was doomed. Democrats won the vote 51-49, and Obamacare was saved. McCain was heralded as the hero of the Democrat party.
Shortly after McCain broke the tie and doomed the Obamacare repeal effort, Cheryl K. Chumley of The Washington Times made a prediction. She suggested that John McCain, recently diagnosed with brain cancer, will not be able to run in another election.
According to Chumley, McCain is a RINO, who aligns closely with the Democrat establishment. Tired of the act, John McCain will spend his last months as a Senator open in his commitment to the Democrat agenda.
McCain relishes in his role as the “maverick” of the Senate, but the title was merely a cover for a Republican senator who supports the Democrat platform. Now, unburdened by the threat of reelection, McCain can proudly display his true colors.
Supporting the Senate bill blocking President Trump’s transgender ban supports Chumley’s prediction that McCain is moving unabashedly to the left.
Now, the Arizona Republican will be finishing his time in the Senate as a Democrat — with his constituents unable to hold him accountable.