America the Beautiful

Alan Zendell, July 28, 2017

“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” That was Donald Trump the candidate talking about John McCain in June of 2015.

McCain must have taken that to heart. While other Republican Senators were caving in to Trump’s bullying, McCain made it clear that he wouldn’t be taken prisoner this time. He said from the beginning of the health care debate that he disagreed with the way his party’s leadership was handling it. He believed that an issue as vital and far-reaching as health care should be a bi-partisan effort from the beginning, and last night, true to his word, he cast the deciding vote that sent the final Republican attempt to force their will on the nation down to defeat.

I’ve always believed John McCain was a principled man with deep convictions…

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