There’s no secret that Arizona Senator John McCain is not a fan of President Donald Trump. He is also not an “America First” politician.
He claimed that politicians who support isolationist politics are “unpatriotic” at the National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony.
McCain said, “To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats,” he continued, “than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”
Fox News reports:
Accepting the award for a lifetime of service and sacrifice to the country, McCain also used the opportunity to reminisce about a time where bipartisanship was a normal part of politics.
“We often argued — sometimes passionately,” McCain said of himself and the former Vice President Joe Biden who was also in attendance. “But we believed in each other’s patriotism and the sincerity of each other’s convictions. We believed in the institution we were privileged to serve in.”
McCain joined the Navy in 1958 and rose to the rank of captain during his 22 years of service. In 1967, his plane was shot down over Hanoi, Vietnam, during a bombing mission, and he spent years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.
Too bad we don’t have a medal for traitors. John McCain would have surely received one of those. Not only did he sell out his fellow soldiers when he was captured (they didn’t call him songbird for nothing!) but he has continued his betrayal in the Senate. Only now it’s the American people being left out in the cold.
It is not a bad thing for us to be more isolated. Perhaps then we could climb out of some of our debt, and get our own affairs in order. Like President Trump says, we must start putting America first. It’s not America only, just America first.
We must learn to swim before we try to save those drowning around us.