Arizona Sen. John McCain died Saturday after more than 50 years in the public eye, first as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and later a member of Congress for more than 35 years. Frank Donatelli served as deputy chairman of the Republican National Committee during the 2008 campaign when McCain was the GOP nominee. We discuss McCain’s two bids for the White House, his honorable service in uniform, and his penchant for bucking his party on key votes. Listen here.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America examine the passing of Arizona Sen. John McCain. They discuss his military record as well as a legislative career that gave conservatives reasons to cheer and reasons to fume. They also call out the hypocrisy of the mainstream media, which provided adoring coverage for McCain when he was a thorn in the side of Republicans but trashed him viciously in 2008, when he was the final impediment to an Obama presidency, and at other times when he sided with fellow Republicans. And they shake their heads as President Trump spikes any sort of White House statement on McCain’s death and the White House raises flags back to full staff.