Edited on February 21, 2017
While most congressional Republicans are silent about Donald Trump’s troubling missteps and Russia’s interference in our Presidential election, John McCain speaks out. While I disagree with Senator McCain on many issues, it’s encouraging to hear from a Republican leader who isn’t drinking all the Trump Kool-Aid.
I’ll bet most in Congress are worried about Trump, yet most Republicans either hide, spin, deflect or are silent. At least in this instance, McCain stands out from many of his cowardly, self-protecting congressional colleagues.
But to keep things in perspective, as Steven Benen at MSNBC writes:
“If only John McCain’s actions matched John McCain’s rhetoric”
“Before the gushing gets completely out of hand, it’s worth pausing to appreciate the disconnect between McCain’s rhetoric and his actions.”
“And in the Senate, so far this year, McCain is voting with Trump’s position 94% of the time. As a factual matter, the senator is a Maverick in Name Only.”
All Americans, regardless of political ideology, should be grateful to any congressional leader who places our Country above political posturing. Perhaps Senator McCain will encourage others to not just speak up, but also take action to keep our Country free and safe.