Sen. John McCain continues to try and take the Trump administration down by any means possible.
McCain is still bitter that he lost to Barack Obama in 2008 and is looking for any way to tarnish the presidency of President Donald Trump.
In a recent interview, McCain, who serves as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, threatened to block Trump’s appointment of top Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan as the deputy secretary of defense.
“In your questions that were submitted to you, one of the questions was providing the Ukrainians with legal, lethal defense weaponry with which to defend themselves,” McCain said. “Inexplicably, you responded by saying you have to look at the issue. It’s not satisfactory, Mr. Shanahan.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
Shanahan made it clear that he did support arming the Ukrainians, but due to his current inability to see all classified information regarding such matters, he needed to wait until he was fully briefed before taking a final position. According to McCain, he found this explanation “very disappointing” and accused Shanahan of dodging questions.
“Not a good beginning. Not a good beginning. Do not do that again, Mr. Shanahan, or I will not take your name up for a vote before this committee,” McCain threatened, according to The Hill.
Though Shanahan seemed to be respected by most of the other members of the committee, McCain continued to chastise and grill him, both in regard to the Russia/Ukraine issue as well as his time as an executive at Boeing.
Shanahan said he was willing to recuse himself from any decisions that involved his former company, but McCain didn’t appear to care.
“Your job is one of the most important and key elements (for DoD) and frankly I’m not overjoyed that you came from one of the five (big defense) corporations, 90 percent of the spending of the taxpayer dollars comes out of five different corporations. That’s not what our founding fathers had in mind.”
Does McCain even try to be unbiased anymore? His bitterness is so obvious and he needs to retire before he embarrasses himself anymore.
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