John McCain passed away last August, and for whatever reason, he keeps coming up in politics. Democrat Presidential Candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar decided to quote McCain, claiming he indirectly called Trump a dictator at his inauguration.
Something John McCain cannot verify. But Klobuchar claims she was sitting next to him and heard him name off dictators.
“Klobuchar, D-Minn., recounted a story in Iowa this weekend in which the Sen. McCain, her longtime colleague in Washington, seemed to compare President Donald Trump to various authoritarian leaders.
“The arc that we are on, this arc of justice, started the day after that dark inauguration,” Klobuchar said. “The day when I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech, because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation. He understood it. He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did.”
While it was the first time Klobuchar recited that particular anecdote, she has regularly praised McCain in speeches and interviews. The senator visited McCain while he was battling cancer at his Arizona ranch and described him as a “mentor” after his death.”
Meghan McCain is sick of seeing her father’s name enter the political arena post-mortum and asked that everyone respect his legacy.
She posted the following on Twitter:
“On behalf of the entire McCain family – @amyklobuchar please be respectful to all of us and leave my fathers legacy and memory out of presidential politics.”
Could be Meghan McCain doesn’t want another bout with the President. Trump aided in giving McCain a great send off but the family has not been the least bit thankful.
“I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted–which, as president, I had to approve,” Trump told a crowd at a tank plant in Lima, Ohio. “I don’t care about this, but I didn’t get a thank you. That is OK. We sent him on the way, but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.”
“I have to be honest, I’ve never liked him much,” the president added. “Hasn’t been for me.”
Maybe Klobuchar felt McCain was safe to quote since he couldn’t defend himself. Or maybe she felt that a quote from him would help bring her some votes as McCain was known not to favor Trump. Either way, we should let the dead lie. McCain may not have been in favor of Trump but at one point he did serve this country and suffered in a POW camp for us.