“That was inappropriate,” says Reagan fan McCain
John McCain, known for running his mouth, appears with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto discussing his verbal attacks on Republican Sens. Rand Paul (KY.) and Ted Cruz (TX). The insults followed Paul’s historic 13-hour filibuster effort, aimed at getting the administration to affirm it won’t authorize drone strikes against non-combatant Americans in the U.S.
McCain has been widely criticized for referring to the rising star Republicans as “wacko birds” engaged in a “stunt. “
“I apologize to them for saying that because I respect them both. I respect what they stand for and what they believe in,” McCain said. “Sen. Paul in particular, and Sen. Cruz also and others, constitute what I believe is an ongoing debate in this country and in the Republican Party in particular about the role of the United States in the world.”
When asked about Paul’s recent remarks at CPAC that “the GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered,” McCain removed imaginary “moss” from his face. Then in a vain attempt to rehabilitate himself with members of his own party, he invoked the name of conservative icon, Ronald Reagan, saying, “Everybody is entitled to their views. I’m proud to have served in the House and the Senate under who I think is the greatest president of the 20th century and maybe ranks among the best ever, and that is Ronald Reagan.”
Sorry, bucko, it doesn’t wash. We’re on to you.
H/T Commenter Doc