McCain Reassumes Role as GOP Nuisance
President-Elect Donald Trump is discovering that you can’t drain the swamp without angering some swamp monsters — especially the ones who’ve lived there longest and have entrenched themselves the deepest. When Arizona Sen. John McCain was elected to Congress the first time, “E.T.” was crushing it at the box office, Trump Tower was still being built, and nobody had ever eaten a Chicken McNugget. McCain’s once-powerful influence in the GOP dried up years ago, but he doesn’t seem to realize it.
During the election, he was going back and forth about whether or not he would support Trump. He was the ultimate prisoner of the moment, calibrating his Trump support daily to align with the latest mainstream news narrative. He was deeply afraid that Trump’s presence at the top of the ticket would rob him of a sixth Senate term. Thanks to a recording obtained by Politico, we know he told a room of donors in private last May, “If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life. If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I’ve never seen in 30 years.” – READ MORE