GOP Senator Now Blaming Obama’s ‘National Security Decisions’
Senator John McCain Thursday placed blame for the Orlando terror attack hate crime mass shooting in President Barack Obama‘s hands, only to backtrack on the attack hours later. The powerful Republican from Arizona, who is theÂ Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was beat by a wide margin by then-Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 election.
“Barack Obama is directly responsible for” the Orlando massacre, Sen. McCain said on the Senate floor, as the President and Vice President met with the familiesÂ of the Orlando victims today. The former Navy Captain who was captured and tortured for nearly five years during the Vietnam War added that when Obama “pulled everybody out of Iraq, al-Qaida went to Syria, becameÂ ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama’s failures, utter failures, by pulling everybody out of Iraq.”
That claim is widely disputed.
“I did not mean to imply that the President was personally responsible. I was referring to President Obamaâ€™s national security decisions, not the President himself.”
While he did link Orlando to Obama’s policies, McCain said three times the president is “directly responsible.” https://t.co/QGKaHpb6iN
â€” Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) June 16, 2016
â€” Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 16, 2016
Sen. McCain is facing what may be the toughest re-election campaign of his career, against Democratic U.S.Â Rep.Â Ann Kirkpatrick.
McCain issued a statement on the Orlando terror attack that left 49 people dead, and another 53 injured, but, like most Republicans who acknowledged the tragedy, did not mention the victims were LGBT and were targeted because they were LGBT.
Some responses via Twitter:
“Obama is directly responsible” John McCain (directly responsible for Palin), who supported the Iraq War (directly responsible for ISIS).
â€” John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 16, 2016
Perhaps I should put it more delicately, but McCain sounds like an idiot blaming Obamaâ€™s policies for Orlando. https://t.co/GWdMeJx6LB
â€” Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) June 16, 2016
Turns out Palin was the sane one: McCain: Obama ‘directly responsible’ for Orlando shooting https://t.co/QoRO40yt6o
â€” Kevin McHargue (@kevinpdx314) June 16, 2016
John McCain, clinging to his guns and resentment over losing to Obama. Maybe Sarah Palin can wipe his tears and wash his mouth out with soap
â€” Bart Simpson (@bartsimpsonbaby) June 16, 2016
THIS JUST IN: John McCain Declares Choice of Sarah Palin as “Obama’s Fault”
â€” Dreamweasel (@Dreamweasel) June 16, 2016
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‘More Grifting’: Internet Says ‘Scam Artist’ Trump Will Try to Move GOP Convention to One of His Own Resorts
“Trump Doral is going to be the new corona hotspot”
Many across the country think President Donald Trump may try to move the Republican National Convention to one of his own resorts after he kicked off Memorial Day by threatening the governor of North Carolina he may pull it.
The RNC chose the city of Charlotte as host for its 2020 convention, despite the state having a Democratic governor. On Monday Trump tried to force Gov. Roy Cooper to commit to allowing the August event to be held at full capacity, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Social media users immediately assumed it was a ploy for Trump to move the convention to the Trump Doral or Mar-a-Lago. Trump would make millions if he could secure the contract.
And some even noted The New York Times on Monday reported Trump has even “mused aloud to several aides about why the convention can’t simply be held in a hotel ballroom in Florida.”
I can see Trump holding it at Doral, his financially failing resort, so he will be able to pocket money from it. Just a speculation, but so on brand for the #GrifterInChief
— NMWizard (@JZ_nm) May 25, 2020
Having failed to hold the G-7 at Doral, Trump could be angling to hold the Republican convention at one of his Florida businesses.
Aside from practical concerns, would Republicans ever do anything to stop him? https://t.co/B7t1jYRYr3
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) May 25, 2020
Trump just angling to get it moved to Doral. More grifting coming up
— Pam Riley (@jayhawksmile96) May 25, 2020
Don’t fall for it. RNC already discussing downscaling the “Republican National Convention”. Trump’s just setting the stage to blame NC. As @maggieNYT reports Trump has expressed interest at having the convention at a Doral ballroom. Not quite “full capacity” is it? #ScamArtist
— April (@speakout_april) May 25, 2020
It’s going to end up at Doral, isn’t it?
— Susan Kramer (@kramer_susan) May 25, 2020
The Republican National Convention, such as it will be, is going to be held at Mar-a-Lago, right? https://t.co/xrcZSkTfYr
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 25, 2020
No doubt that the Republican National Convention will be held at Doral, Mar-a-Lago, or maybe even the Trump golf property in Scotland. That way Donald Trump can make cash off of it. If there’s a way to monetize politics, he’ll find it.
We could have predicted this months ago. pic.twitter.com/VrxM8bLawU
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) May 25, 2020
Trump Doral is going to be the new corona hotspot if the NC governor keeps thinking of the safety of his state.
— Art Martin (@gartmartin9) May 25, 2020
Republican Convention at the Doral Resort in Florida.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) May 25, 2020
What if this was just the long-game plan to get the convention at the Doral?
Not having another option is a pretty solid excuse for having it at a Trump property. https://t.co/Tplg5ryKS0
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) May 25, 2020
Folks: Done deal! Think Electoral College. Trump can lose NC—but Florida is a must win. Plus, Doral needs the funds to stay afloat. However, will Republicans tolerate the Doral bedbugs? https://t.co/Yf9duPgjkY
— Gene Rossi (@rossi4va) May 25, 2020
Right-Wing Militia Spokeswoman Defends Lynching of KY Governor in Effigy: Protesting ‘Is Not the Answer Any Longer’
A group of right-wing protesters held a demonstration in front of the house of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s mansion this Sunday, at one point hanging an effigy of the governor on a tree in what looked to be a mock lynching. According to CNN, the protest was advertised on Facebook as a Patriot Day Rally to exercise Second Amendment rights.
The backlash against the group’s actions was swift, with even Mitch McConnell slamming the move as “unacceptable.”
“There is no place for hate in Kentucky,” he tweeted.
Responding to the backlash, one of the protest’s organizers took to Facebook and said that this is what happens when people have “stood by and watched this Governor drag people thru the mud and do nothing.”
“People have had enough, the rallies that you attend and speak at, do absolutely nothing to help the people of this State,” Kentucky 3Percenters Inc. State Secretary Patsy Kays Bush on Facebook. “It was not racist it was radical…You can condemn it till the cows come home but screaming and shouting in a microphone is not the answer any longer,….maybe it was in bad taste, maybe it was severe, maybe it was unexpected but at least it was something and I personally will stand by it to the absolute end.”
The video: pic.twitter.com/twsNAKscLV
— Sarah Ladd (@ladd_sarah) May 25, 2020
The protesters, who are part of a militia group that advocates for gun rights, were protesting against Beshear’s coronavirus restrictions at a Second Amendment rally in Kentucky over Memorial Day weekend.
Trump Threatens to Pull GOP Convention Out of NC as First Tweet on Solemn Holiday – Then Says ‘Happy Memorial Day!’
Memorial Day is a solemn American holiday. It was created for one reason and one reason only: to honor, and to mourn, the members of the U.S. Military who lost their lives while serving their country. It is not a happy day.
Given the coronavirus death toll will likely hit the 100,000 mark today, it is an especially solemn day.
Memorial Day is a day traditionally reserved by the nation’s elected leaders for reflection, visiting gravesites, laying wreaths, and perhaps a non-partisan, non-political speech. It is not a day for politics.
President Donald Trump woke up on this Memorial Day and decided to do things a president and a Commander-in-Chief should never do.
Trump continued his bizarre and heinous holiday tweetstorm by threatening to pull the GOP convention out of North Carolina. He claims he blames the state’s Democratic governor for not giving the RNC the promise they will be allowed to have a full house for their nominating convention, due to coronavirus concerns.
He then tweeted three words no Commander-in-Chief should ever say: “HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!”
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