Arizona Sen. John McCain sent the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare to crash and burn on Friday.
And while he claimed his vote was not designed to be a personal attack against President Donald Trump and his agenda, the senator’s history calls that assertion into question.
“Headed to the floor to speak about the new health care regulations related to Obamacare – we must repeal and replace,” he wrote in 2010 on Twitter.
Headed to the floor to speak about the new health care regulations related to Obamacare – we must repeal and replace.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 29, 2010
But on Friday he wrote that “Skinny repeal fell short because it fell short of our promise to repeal & replace Obamacare w/ meaningful reform,” even though House Speaker Paul Ryan promised to work on fixing the bill in committee.
Skinny repeal fell short because it fell short of our promise to repeal & replace Obamacare w/ meaningful reform https://t.co/tZISIvccOO
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 28, 2017
While that might sound plausible to some, another recent statement by the Arizona senator makes it appear that his issue is with anything proposed by President Trump.
In June 2016, the long-time senator attacked former President Obama for his decision to allow transgender troops to serve in the military.
“I will be calling up the chiefs of the services, those men and women in uniform who are the heads of the military, and ask them their views, including the cost of implementing, I’m talking about the fiscal costs, of implementing some of these changes, and we’ll be having hearings,” he said at the time.
Yet, days ago he lambasted President Trump for changing the policy back to what it was prior to the former president’s decision.
“I do not believe that any new policy decision is appropriate until that study is complete and thoroughly reviewed by the Secretary of Defense, our military leadership, and the Congress,” he said in a statement referring to an ongoing Pentagon study on the issue.
Social media tore into the senator, accusing him of the highest of hypocrisy on both issues.
— Trumpertarian ?? (@PoliticsTennis4) July 28, 2017
John McCain is a hypocrite. His state has had the highest medical cost increase of 126% and the most medical insurance abuse. Horrible man.
— Joanne (@rosedalegal) July 28, 2017
Hypocrite McCain didn’t vote for the people, he voted against Trump, Love of country not as strong as his hate for the POTUS! https://t.co/TyzT3mj89Y
— Shane West (@sawtooth349) July 28, 2017
— Voice of Reason (@DorazilTom) July 28, 2017
Yes REMIND ME HOW HE SLAMED OBAMA FOR BEING FOR THE TRANS IN ARMY BUT SMASHES TRUMP FOR BEING AGAINST TRANS IN ARMY,JUMP THE WALL MCCAIN
— Lord Zorak of Kek? (@PlayerJuan96) July 28, 2017
McCain is a scumbag, he voted previously for a repeal, he bashed Obama for allowing trans in mil, bashes Trump for banning them. He’s NUTS https://t.co/3SyCxW5hms
— ᎶᎬᏒᎪᏞᎠ ᏦᎾᏢᏞᎥᏆᏃ (@GeraldKoplitz) July 28, 2017
— The ЯeBillution™ (@TheReBillution) July 28, 2017
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