Everyone is going to die sometime.
Not exactly the happiest opening line, but it’s true. Recently, Joe Biden visited John McCain while he’s recovering from the effects of treating brain cancer. As someone that has had (and beat!) cancer, I know that those effects are not fun. It turns out that it’s true: You can get sick of laying in bed feeling like you may or may not throw up at any given moment.
Anyway, per CNN, during the visit, McCain had a few interesting things to say (my emphasis added):
Biden described the visit, which took place last Sunday, to the Times, saying, “John knows he’s in a very, very, very precarious situation, and yet he’s still concerned about the state of the country.” Biden told the newspaper that he and McCain “talked about how our international reputation is being damaged and we talked about the need for people to stand up and speak out.”
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been asked to deliver eulogies at McCain’s funeral, people close to both former presidents and a source close to the senator confirmed to CNN.
President Donald Trump is not expected to be invited to the funeral service, a source close to McCain confirmed.
The senator’s wife, Cindy McCain, recently tweeted about Biden’s visit, saying, “Enjoyed a wonderful visit from @JoeBiden yesterday. Such good family friends. Enjoyed catching up!”
John McCain has been a Republican Senator since 1987. While his track record is spotty from a left-leaning point of view, he has at least usually tried to be a voice of reason.
I’m in no way of fan of McCain, but I do respect him more than most Republicans. At this late stage in life (he’s 81), even he recognizes that Trump is a nightmare come to life. More importantly, it’s a big middle finger when a man that’s been a Republican senator for 31+ years says, “Yeah, I don’t want the current Republican leader there. Give me Obama and Bush.”
Some are retiring from the senate or house before talking shit about Trump. McCain is one-upping them. He’s close to retiring from life and essentially saying that he wants nothing to do with him in the afterlife.
It’s hard not to blame him, as I’m sure a Trump eulogy would turn into blaming McCain’s death on Clinton and Obama and how guns would’ve prevented it.