Senator McCain’s Vote

(Disclosure: This post appeared originally on a private social media page.)

I want to be respectful, but John McCain’s vote on healthcare does not have my respect. He is in fragile health, and the best care is available to him. Others in fragile health are closer to losing their insurance now.

John McCain’s career in the U.S. Senate has been a series of gray areas. I hoped he would do the right thing in preserving the Affordable Care Act, but loyalty to his political party outweighed any loyalty he might have toward less privileged people who are also dealing with life-threatening conditions.

News outlets are reporting that Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote on the Senate’s effort to ruin healthcare. That is not true. The real tie-breaking vote came from Senator McCain because he should have cared more.

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