John McCain has been insufferable lately.
He recently stormed back onto the scene when he asked incomprehensible questions during James Comey’s recent hearing.
And his line of questioning was so bizarre that both sides of the aisle agreed his sanity as an elected public official was compromised.
Oddly, McCain is not on the Senate Intelligence Committee, but he somehow leveraged his longstanding status in the Senate to bully his way in.
And after the hearing, McCain heinously questioned Trump’s leadership as President while also complimenting former President Obama in the same breath.
But despite his babbling incoherence during the hearing, McCain managed to coherently disregard his Republican Party – just like he always does.
Anti-Trump Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has reportedly told a left-wing newspaper that he believes ‘American leadership’ was better under President Barack Obama than President Trump — the latest in a series of shots the failed 2008 presidential candidate has taken at his fellow Republican.
According to the Guardian, McCain was ‘visibly irked’ when asked about comments Trump made last week in the wake of the terrorist attack in London, in which he criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his response to the atrocity.
‘What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,’ McCain said.
‘They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica.’
Then, when asked if America’s international standing was better under Obama, McCain reportedly responded: ‘As far as American leadership is concerned, yes.’
What would John McCain know about leadership?
He has literally made a living out of attacking the opposition for their lack of leadership, but somehow still remains relevant – and more importantly, keeps getting elected.
McCain — who lost his 2008 presidential bid against then-candidate Obama after a campaign in which he repeatedly defended Obama from his supporters’ criticisms — has been an outspoken critic of Trump and has refused to tone it down since his fellow Republican took the White House.
In a recent tour of Australia, McCain told an audience in Sydney that Trump has “unsettled” allies and Americans alike.
“Other American allies have similar doubts these days and this is understandable,” McCain said, according to The Associated Press at the city’s university.
‘I realize that some of President Trump’s actions and statements have unsettled America’s friends. They have unsettled many Americans as well.’
He went on to urge the Australians to ‘keep at’ the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in the hope that one day ‘America will decide to join you.’
He also said in an interview with an Australian TV network that Trump makes him ‘nervous from time to time’ and said he was bothered that Trump does not always take the advice of his national security team.
‘Can I tell you that he does all the time? No.
Does it bother me? Yes, it bothers me,’ he said.”
The travesty is that McCain still has levity in the current political climate, but he’s proven his value in the Senate is diminishing.