During the 2016 Presidential election, President Donald Trump was embroiled in a feud with Republican Arizona Senator John McCain. The two traded political jabs, and it was well known that the two had opposing views even in having to work together. However, after the Arizona Senator’s death, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle regrouped during divisive times and remembered McCain’s service to the country as both a lawmaker and a veteran. And, no word of the feud between the Senator and President was ever mentioned again.
Now, the feud has been rekindled, and President Trump has made his views known, recently speaking at a rally and telling the crowd that he had “to be honest. I’ve never liked him much.”
In response, Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson is now slamming the President for his comments on Senator John McCain, saying that the President’s words are “deplorable.”
In an interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting, Senator Isakson said that “there aren’t Democratic casualties and Republican casualties on the battlefield, there are American casualties. And we should never reduce the service that people give to this country including the offering of their own lives to any political fodder in Washington, D.C., or anywhere else for that matter.”
The Georgia Senator then added that “we can’t talk about our veterans in any way but to thank them for the service they render for the job that they do.” And, Senator Isakson questioned that “if my kids started talking John McCain not being a hero, or because he was a prisoner of war didn’t make a difference, they would have a serious conversation with me and I would have it with them.”
He concluded by saying that America “deserves better, the McCain family deserves better” and that he doesn’t care if Trump is the President or “owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world.” What the Georgia Senator asserted is that “nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.”