Senators rally around McCain’s legacy after fresh flood of Trump attacks

nearvideo President Trump says he was never a fan of John McCain and never will be

The feud between President Trump and John McCain’s family escalates; the chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.

Senators on both sides of the aisle fought for the defense of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Wednesday, after President Trump, a new round of attacks against the senator’s legacy, launched this week.

“Today and every day I miss my good friend John McCain,” Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tweeted. “It was a blessing to, in addition to a rare patriot and real American heroes in the Senate. To remember his memory still, to me, every day, that our nation is supported by the sacrifices of the heroes.”


McCain was highly regarded by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his cross-party approach to negotiations, his six-term service in Congress and his military service where he served in Vietnam and was held captive and tortured for more than five years.

But Trump and McCain repeatedly sparred with one another. In the year 2015, after McCain had said, Trump platform had “fired the crazy, the” Trump McCain’s had mocked captivity in the Vietnam war, saying: “I don’t like people that were captured.”

But since McCain’s death Trump, last year of brain tumors, not the feud abandoned.


“I was never a fan of John McCain, and I will never be” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday, citing, in particular, McCain voting against the repeal of ObamaCare in 2017.

“He campaigned for the repeal and replace ObamaCare for years, and then it went to a voice, and he said the thumbs down,” Trump said.

Over the weekend, he and McCain blew up, the FBI claims not substantiated dossier, that Moscow held compromising information about Trump.

He quoted the former Independent lawyer to Advise, Ken Starr, as if to say it was “unfortunately a very dark spot against John McCain.”

“He had much, much worse ‘spots’, as this, including the thumbs down on repeal and replace repeal after years of struggle and replace it!” he tweeted.

The Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, caused to say that he “can’t understand” why Trump would go after McCain, he’s worn as a “heroic, courageous, Patriotic, honorable, reserved, self-sacrificing, compassionate, duty to family, country and God.”

On Tuesday, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., conservative outlet The bulwark told that “America deserves better”, and nobody “about decency and respect for the people who risk their lives for your life.”


To put “I only want you on the line, which earned the country a better place, the McCain family deserves better, I don’t care if he’s the President of the United States, owns all of the real estate in New York, or builds the largest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us,” he said.

Meanwhile, Democrats have acceded to push back against Trump’s comments, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY announcement on Wednesday that he intends to introduce a resolution re-naming of the Russell Senate building to McCain — and calls him an “American hero.”

Fox News’ Liam Quinn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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