caption Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks during a press conference about his resistance to the so-called “Skinny Repeal” of the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2017. source REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein White House staffer Kelly Sadler is accused of mocking Sen. John McCain, who is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. Two unnamed sources told The Hill that Sadler took issue with McCain’s criticism of President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee, Gina Haspel, allegedly dismissing the ailing Arizona senator, saying “he’s dying anyway.” The White House did not deny the account, according to The Hill, but expressed its support for McCain in a statement released later. Trump has frequently been at odds with McCain. Trump mocked his military service during the 2016 presidential election. Kelly Sadler, a special … [Read more...] about A White House staffer is accused of mocking John McCain’s brain-cancer diagnosis during internal meeting
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Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney appeared on Fox Business on Thursday and defended the use of torture by claiming it worked on Sen. John McCain when he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. McCain is one of the most respected members of Congress, particularly for his military record, and there’s no evidence he gave any valuable information to his captors during the Vietnam War. McCain’s experiences during the war are broadly seen as a large part of the reason he has opposed President Donald Trump’s controversial nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, who has refused to denounce torture as immoral. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney appeared on Fox Business on Thursday and defended the use of torture by claiming it worked on Sen. John McCain when he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam War. McCain’s experiences during the war are broadly seen as a large part of the … [Read more...] about Fox News military analyst says torture is effective because it worked on ‘Songbird’ John McCain
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Joan Vennochi Globe Columnist May 09, 2018 If Senator John McCain doesn’t want President Trump at his funeral, who can blame him?Given Trump’s grace and compassion deficit, some countries don’t even want him dropping in for a visit. Look how long it’s taking to arrange a presidential trip to England.Funerals are for people who loved and cared about the deceased, or at least respected them. Trump displayed none of that toward McCain. As a presidential candidate, Trump said the Arizona senator, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, is not “a war hero,” then added, “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” Last February, McCain’s daughter, Meghan, mentioned on “The View” how “incredibly hurtful” it was when Trump referenced McCain and his vote … [Read more...] about John McCain doesn’t want Donald Trump at his funeral. Who would?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By JONATHAN MARTIN New York Times May 06, 2018 PHOENIX — When former Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Sen. John McCain’s Arizona ranch last Sunday to spend a few hours with his ailing friend, the two reminisced about the “crazy senators” they had served with, the overseas trips they took together for decades and the friendship McCain forged with Biden’s two sons.But the conversation on the sun-splashed deck off McCain’s bedroom was not all nostalgia.“Here John knows he’s in a very, very, very precarious situation, and yet he’s still concerned about the state of the country,” Biden said in an interview. “We talked about how our international reputation is being damaged and we talked about the need for people to stand up and speak out.” Advertisement As he battles brain cancer and the … [Read more...] about At home, John McCain shares memories and regrets
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Laurie Kellman, Alan Fram and Bob Christie Associated Press May 04, 2018 WASHINGTON — A frail Senator John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery.Former vice president Joe Biden sat with McCain for 90 minutes Sunday, according to people close to both men. Biden followed McCain’s closest friends, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and retired Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, who visited McCain at the Mayo Clinic two weeks ago. McCain’s daughter, Meghan, tweeted Friday that she was heading to her father’s side.‘‘Going home to Arizona to be with my family,’’ she tweeted. ‘‘Thank you all again for your prayers, patience, understanding and compassion during this time. It means the world to … [Read more...] about In Ariz., John McCain gets visits from Biden, Graham after surgery