Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) on Wednesday plans to call out President Donald Trump for his continued attacks on the late Sen. John McCain.
In an interview with The Bulwark, Isakson says he’s grown fed up with the president’s attacks on his late colleague, who passed away last year after a lengthy battle with cancer.
“I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better,” he told The Bulwark. “I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.”
Trump has ratcheted up his attacks on the late senator over the last week by falsely claiming that he was “last in his class” at Annapolis Naval Academy, while also calling McCain “disgraceful” on Tuesday.
Trump infamously attacked McCain’s military service in 2015 during the start of his political campaign by mocking the late senator for getting captured during the Vietnam War.