This Thursday, in an interview on CNN, Ohio Republican Rep. Mike Turner suggested the late Sen. John McCain would never have turned the Trump Dossier over to the FBI if he had known that it was Democrat-funded.
“Christopher Steele said the dossier was being given to McCain for the purposes of legitimizing it,” Turner began.
“My expectation is that if John McCain had known this information was Democratic-Party-funded — Hillary-Clinton-funded information — that it had not been verified as Christopher Steele has testified now — he probably wouldn’t have had anything to do with it. That’s largely on the minds of people as we hear the president doing these attacks, I think John McCain is a national hero.” he continued.
“I worked with him on national security issues. I cannot believe if he had not been deceived and had been told this information was being paid for by Hillary Clinton, that Christopher Steele himself was being paid for by Hillary Clinton he would have had nothing to do with it.” he added.
During his Wednesday rally in Ohio, President Donald Trump spent five minutes criticizing John McCain and reiterated his statement that he wasn’t thanked for the late Arizona senator’s funeral.
“I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve,” Trump said in a Tank factory.
“I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank you. That’s OK.” the President added.
Republican Senator Johnny Isakson called the president’s behavior regarding McCain “deplorable.”
“It’s deplorable what he said, it will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again,” he continued. “We don’t talk about our veterans in any way but to brag on them for the service they render.”
The sentiment was echoed by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Twitter. “Today and every day, I miss my good friend John McCain. It was a blessing to serve alongside a rare patriot and genuine American hero in the Senate.”