Senator John McCain, still deep in the throes of battling stage 4 glioblastoma, has not missed the controversy over the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents at the border, only to house them in internment camps unfit for stray animals found by the ASPCA.
While McCain has not been a visible figure in Washington the last few weeks as he copes with the late stages of his life-threatening illness, he is still very much a Senator, and if anything, his brush with death has made the once-hardened veteran a more compassionate man.
He showed that compassion in a fiery tweet today, aimed directly at Trump and his legion of evil, racist followers:
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“The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded. The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now.“
The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded. The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) June 18, 2018
McCain’s brilliant 180 – a slow pivot he began during last summer’s attempt to repeal Obamacare – is much-needed, as a bipartisan call to action will likely be the only way to influence Trump and his band of merry murderers, since facts don’t seem able to pass through the Chinese-made #MAGA hats.
Of course, it would have really been something if McCain could have come to this realization, say, back when he legitimized the Tea Party by choosing Sarah Palin as a running mate, creating all the necessary infrastructure for Trump to land in the White House and institute this policy in the first place.
Still, better late than never, and these children need help immediately. Any input and support from any lawmaker is welcomed right now as the Democrats works tirelessly to end this humanitarian crisis.