It’s one thing for John McCain to act on principle, but it’s something else when he just seems to be obstructionist. Lately, he really seems to be acting out of spite. This is a good example of that.
The Hill reports:
McCain backs bill to block transgender troops ban
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) is backing a bipartisan bill that would block President Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.
“When less than one percent of Americans are volunteering to join the military, we should welcome all those who are willing and able to serve our country,” McCain said in a statement.
“Any member of the military who meets the medical and readiness standards should be allowed to serve — including those who are transgender,” he said.
This is the latest show of resistance by McCain, who has frequently been a thorn in Trump’s side. Most dramatically, McCain cast the deciding vote in July to kill the Senate’s attempt at repealing Obamacare. As a Russia hawk, he’s also blasted Trump’s attempted rapprochement with Moscow, and as Armed Service chairman, has frequently criticized Trump for requesting lower-than-expected defense spending and taking months to develop an Afghanistan strategy.
McCain deserves respect for his service to America. It would be nice however, if he showed some loyalty to his president and party. Has he done anything to help since Trump became president?