If you’re a conservative Republican who has wondered whether “mavericky” Democrat colluder, John McCain has ever had a “finest hour,” wonder no more.
Democrat U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking minority member on the House Intelligence Committee, recently offered high praise for Arizona Republicrat John McCain, saying his strong criticism of President Trump marks McCain’s “finest hour.”
The Friday interview on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” can be seen on The Hill. Interestingly, YouTube advises the video has been removed.
“I think frankly this is John McCain’s finest hour,” Schiff said during an appearance with Maher. “I wish we had more Republicans in the House, or maybe even one in the House, who is willing to follow his example.”
McCain has been adamant in his calls for an independent commission to investigate Russia’s purported efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, as well as the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Moscow. There is no evidence of either, but facts are insignificant to the still smarting, failed presidential candidate John McCain, who made it clear he would not vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump. McCain’s underling Jeff Flake also refused to vote for Trump, saying, “Trump can’t win and shouldn’t win.”
Schiff used McCain’s words to pitch the need to reverse the Republican majority congress, stressing the importance of a Democrat controlled House or Senate or both because, “this president needs a restraint.”
McCain is obviously more than ready to help Democrat Schiff in his quest. And Jeff Flake? Arizonans should commit Flake’s six words to memory and apply them to him as he runs for a second six-year senate term in 2018. Arizonans deserve to have an actual principled Republican — not Hillary supporters — representing them when they vote for a candidate with an “R” following their name on the ballot.