Liberal hero John McCain is to blame for Dem takeover of House, says GOP congressman

The late Senator John McCain is to blame for the Democrat takeover of the House of Representatives. That’s the opinion of Republican Jason Lewis, a Congressman from Minnesota who lost his re-election bid.

Lewis says McCain’s vote to keep the flailing ObamaCare program in 2017 — which many believe he did to spite President Trump — was the beginning of the end for Republicans in the House.

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John McCain was re-elected on a promise to repeal ObamaCare. In 2017, he voted to keep the flailing program to spite Trump.

“The Republican Party lost its House majority on July 28, 2017, when Sen. John McCain ended the party’s seven-year quest to repeal ObamaCare,” Lewis wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

“[McCain’s vote] prompted a ‘green wave’ of liberal special-interest money, which was used to propagate false claims that the House plan ‘gutted coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.’ That line was the Democrats’ most potent attack in the midterms.”

McCain campaigned and won re-election on a promise to Arizona voters that he would repeal ObamaCare. But when the vote came up in the Senate in July 2017, McCain voted against the repeal legislation, which was defeated by a razor-thin vote of 51-49.

McCain was joined by fellow anti-Trump RINOs Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who voted to keep ObamaCare.

John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, slammed Jason Lewis on Twitter, calling his op-ed “abhorrent.”

Actually, Congressman Jason Lewis is being generous. It wasn’t just McCain’s vote to keep ObamaCare that contributed to the Democrat takeover of the House; his constant attacks on President Trump in order to pander to liberals also played a factor.

McCain was elected senator in 1987, unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008, and refused to endorse President Trump during the 2016 election. If McCain had his way, Hillary Clinton would now be our president. Let that sink in.

For decades, the mainstream media attacked John McCain as a racist, sexist white supremacist. But they hypocritically started lionizing him recently so they could weaponize his death to attack President Trump.

McCain became a liberal hero starting in 2015, after he repeatedly obstructed and trashed the leader of his political party and a sitting United States president.

McCain’s most dubious accomplishment occurred in December 2016. That’s when he turned over to then-FBI director James Comey the discredited “Steele Dossier” that was used to kickstart the Russia collusion investigation — even though most of the claims were totally unsubstantiated.

That “Russia collusion” hoax has cost American taxpayers millions of dollars and obstructed a duly-elected US president. And here’s the kicker: It has yielded no evidence of collusion after almost two years. Great job, John McCain!

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Trump supporters will never forget this.

Here are some flashbacks to McCain’s greatest hits.

Rest in peace!

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Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a financial editor who writes about politics at BizPac Review, about business at CCN, and general news at HVY. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter at Samantha_Chang.
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