WATCH: McCain gets testy when reporters press him to comment on Trump’s flag burning tweet
Throughout the presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) refused to comment on anything that then-candidate Donald Trump had to say.
Now McCain is planning to extend that particular arrangement for the next four years, despite the fact that Trump is now the president-elect.
Talking with reporters on Tuesday, McCain was asked about Trump’s controversial proposal to strip Americans of their citizenship if they are found guilty of burning an American flag. McCain, however, would not say anything about the man who is about to become the most powerful man on the planet in less than two months.
“I will not comment on Mr. Trump’s comments,” McCain said. “I have not, and will not.”
When pressed by reporters how he could just avoid commenting on the man who’s about to become president, McCain remained defiant.
“It’s my choice,” he said. “I was just reelected by the people of Arizona, and during that campaign I did not comment on Mr. Trump. I will continue to not because I have to defend this nation, I’m the chairman of the Armed Services Committee.”
McCain then went on to say that there’s no way he could get any work done if he’s forced to comment on every controversial remark made by his own party’s president-elect.
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