Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) admitted in last night’s Senate debate with Democratic opponent Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) that all of Donald Trump’s antics, shaming, strange policies and attacks weren’t enough for him to walk away from the GOP nominee. However, attacking women was over the line.
While McCain might represent a border state with a large Latino population, Trump starting off his campaign calling Mexicans rapists wasn’t enough to stop McCain from endorsing. “You have to listen to people who have chosen the nominee of our Republican party,” McCain said in May. “I think it would be foolish to ignore them.”
“You have to draw the conclusion that there is some distance if not a disconnect between party leadership and members of Congress and many of the voters who have selected Donald Trump to be the nominee of the party,” he continued.
Yet, McCain has ignored the racism, xenophobia, the endless lies, numerous lawsuits, bullying behavior, offensive tweets, the misogyny long before this, support from white nationalists, attacks a Gold Star family and McCain himself. Only now, however, does McCain say that Trump has gone too far.
“When Trump attacks women and demeans the women in our nation and in our society, that is a point where I just have to part company,” McCain said. “It’s not pleasant for me to renounce the nominee of my own party. He won the nomination fair and square. But, I have daughters. I have friends. I have so many wonderful people on my staff. They cannot be degraded and demeaned in that fashion.”
If only McCain had a Mexican in his family or a Gold Star family member on his staff.
Watch the full video of McCain clutching his pearls below:
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