QQOTD: John McCain
“We are a country with a conscience.”
~ John McCain was an American politician and military officer. He served as a United States senator for Arizona from January 1987 until his death in 2018. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.
McCain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958 and received a commission in the United States Navy. He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he almost died in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. While on a bombing mission during Operation Rolling Thunder over Hanoi in October 1967, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. He experienced episodes of torture and refused an out-of-sequence early release. During the war, he sustained wounds that left him with lifelong physical disabilities. He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics.
No matter what side of the aisle from one might come, Senator McCain was a man of deep conviction, compassion, and conscience – and he may be the last Republican politician who demonstrated his love for country over party, as evidenced by the Senate impeachment hearings so far, at least as of January 25, 2020. After he passed away no vocal Republican with love of country over party has yet to emerge.
How is McCain’s claim true? False?
What in the world has happened to the United States since November 8, 2016?
How can we return to a time when opposing parties worked with each other and compromised to promote government that is by the people and for the people?
Topical query: Republican Senators: If you are listening, will you please at least allow for witnesses to testify at the impeachment hearings?