McCain aids in partisan skew led by his Gang of 8 amnesty pal Schumer
With liberals ferociously mobilized against confirming Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, simply because he is President Trump’s nominee, the Hillary Clinton endorsing Arizona Republic jumps into the fray with an implausible report. Headlined, “How McCain complicates court process,” filled with preposterous assertions, passing as news.
Acknowledging that John McCain hasn’t been seen in the nation’s capitol since late last year, which the duo of reporters refers to as an “extended absence,” they coyly add he has “health challenges.”
If what his Scottsdale Mayo doctors termed a “significant surgery” to remove a “malignant glioblastoma” described as an “aggressive form of brain cancer,” is “a health challenge,” the reporters engage in absurd understatement.
They follow that with “there has been no widespread public demand for McCain to resign.” It is widely acknowledged that between the absent McCain and lame-duck Jeff Flake — not running for reelection due to appalling 18% approval ratings — Arizonans have no senate representation. Flake showboats by bashing President Trump at every opportunity, often doing so on far left networks CNN and MSNBC. Obstinate McCain hasn’t the dignity to resign.
Though he has not been seen since December, the newspaper account inanely states, “McCain cannot vote from Arizona, but has otherwise remained engaged with his job, putting out official statements and commenting on twitter.”
The fact is, his D.C. staff is still being paid and they are busily engaged on his behalf, making him appear relevant. McCain is a seriously ill man, earlier reported to be planning his own funeral. Republicans hold a razor thin 51-49 majority in the senate and every vote is needed. Left-leaning Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are considered pivotal as the confirmation process plays out. Democrat Senators from states that voted overwhelming for Donald Trump in 2016, face tough personal decisions, choosing to represent the voters in their states or fall in line with Chuck Schumer’s dictates and risk their jobs when they stand for reelection in November. Three Senators — Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (IN), and Joe Manchin (WV) — voted for Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s previous Supreme Court nominee, last year. View the 54-45 roll call vote.
Dem duplicity is blatantly evident. When Judge Brett Kavanaugh was appointed to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2006, he was confirmed by a vote of 57- 36 — 7 did not vote. Four Democrats bolted and voted with the Republicans for confirmation. View the list of senators and their roll call votes.
Donald Trump is now President of the United States. Petulant Democrats need to accept the fact that scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton lost, and lost big.