John McCain reverted back to “maverick” form.
That means stabbing conservatives in the back to win approval from the liberal media.
But he never expected it would cause him to get this bad news.
McCain’s ultimate betrayal of Republicans came when he provided the decisive vote to kill efforts to repeal Obamacare.
While the liberal media lavished praise upon him for being a “hero”, conservatives seethed.
Trump took dead aim at McCain during a rally in Phoenix.
Trump hits McCain, Flake without using their names: "I will not mention any names. Very presidential, isn't it?" pic.twitter.com/TruV8bUD2L
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 23, 2017
He repeatedly alluded to McCain being the “one vote” the GOP needed to pass legislation to repeal Obamacare.
“Trump did not name Sen. John McCain or Sen. Jeff Flake by name in his remarks — he joked that his aides pleaded with him not to mention the senators explicitly — but it was unmistakable who he was talking about. Over and over, Trump noted that Senate Republicans were “one vote away” from passing a bill to repeal Obamacare. The crowd at the Phoenix Convention Center immediately began jeering McCain, a longtime Trump critic who delivered the tie-breaking vote that sank the overhaul bill.
The 80-year-old McCain is being treated for brain cancer.
“Obamacare is a disaster and think, just think, we were just one vote away from victory after seven years of everybody proclaiming, ‘repeal and replace.’ One vote away,” Trump said, shaking his head in deep disappointment. “One vote away. We were one vote away. Think of it. Seven years.”
McCain has been a thorn in Trump’s side since the campaign.
He rescinded his endorsement after the Access Hollywood tape was leaked to the media.
But that didn’t matter as Trump supporters saw the establishment trying to elect Hillary Clinton and rallied around their candidate.
After Trump won the election, McCain began to oppose Trump’s agenda items.
In addition to blocking efforts to repeal Obamacare, McCain has fought to kill the wall along the southern border and Trump’s immigration legislation.
Now he is the one paying a political price.
Polls show he is more popular with Democrats than Republicans.
And Trump’s rally showed he will not be afraid to turn up the heat on McCain for his acts of political treason.
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