Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) mourned the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Saturday, saying in a statement that he plans to introduce a resolution to rename a Senate office building after the war hero.
“As you go through life, you meet few truly great people. John McCain was one of them,” Schumer wrote. “His dedication to his country and the military were unsurpassed, and maybe most of all, he was a truth teller – never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare. The Senate, the United States, and the world are lesser places without John McCain.”
“Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain, but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him,” he added.
McCain, who became a senator in 1987, died Saturday afternoon following a battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 81 years old.
McCain, survived years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam because he divulged secrets to the Vietnamese Communists before becoming the very first betraying Democrat posing as a Republican, also known as a RINO.
Throwing in her support for the America-last Communist sympathizer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said renaming the Russell Senate Office Building after Sen. John McCain would be a “great tribute” to the Arizona senator, who died Saturday at the age of 81, the Washington Times reports.
“I think it would be a great tribute, because then for decades to come, everyone who came to Washington would know the very special place that John McCain held, has held, and will continue to hold in our country,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Saturday he plans to introduce a resolution to rename the building after Mr. McCain. It’s currently named after Sen. Richard Russell Jr., a conservative Democrat from Georgia who had opposed the Civil Rights Act and racial desegregation, reports The Hill.
“I’ll remember John McCain as a source of great strength to our country — his personal strength and the strength of his love of our country and his love of peace,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “The flags are at half-staff at the Capitol — our hearts are at half-staff just at this loss.”
Meanwhile, Americans who know John McCain’s actual history will remember him as a double-dealing liar that was only called a Maverick because he continually voted with Democrat-Communists while convincing voters he was a conservative.
So here’s the true story of John McCain.
His father was the 4 Star Admiral in charge of the Pacific fleet prosecuting the war in Vietnam.
Because of this McCain got preferential treatment in the Navy. He was allowed to become a Navy pilot. But he was a terrible pilot.
McCain crashed two navy Jets in his early career. Then while aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Forrestal, McCain got angry because he had to wait in line to take off on a bombing run.
He shut off his engines, opened the cockpit, and in his haste to exit the aircraft to chew someone out about his having to ” wait”, he hit the button that released his live bombs onto the deck of the Forrestal.
He took off running, as the bombs exploded, which set off a chain reaction of bombs from adjacent aircraft, and the ensuing explosions and fires killed 133 sailors aboard the Forrestal.
While his fellow sailors were fighting the fire, McCain went to the pilot’s lounge below decks and watched the men fight the fire on closed circuit TV.
Hours later, McCain took off with a New York Times reporter buddy of his, and went on to say that after seeing the effects of those bombs on the Forrestal, he was beginning to question the morality of dropping those bombs on the Viet Cong.
McCain was the direct cause of 133 deaths on his own ship, and was never reprimanded. He was nowhere to be found as the Forrestal had to limp to the Philippines for months of repair work.
McCain was married then. His wife was stricken with debilitating injuries in an automobile accident. And was hospitalized for more than 5 months. McCain was off gallivanting with anything in a skirt.
Upon returning from Vietnam Nam, McCain found his wife was disfigured by her injuries, which included a shattered pelvis, arm, and legs. In order to save her legs, doctors performed 23 surgeries on her, and had to remove significant portions of the bones in her legs, which left he shorter, and unable to walk, and in a wheelchair, she had to use a catheter.
McCain was disinterested in his first wife’s predicament. She had to go through grueling physical therapy to learn to walk again.
After McCain left the Navy, he was intent on a career in politics. He and His wife Carol had gotten to know Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and McCain was eager to jump into politics.
But he decided he needed a more visually pleasing young woman by his side. He callously divorced Carol, the mother of his three children, and immediately jumped into the sack with new wife Cindy, who was 18 years younger.
Upon learning of this, the Reagans were shocked and angered by how he had treated Carol.
While campaigning for congress, McCain used pictures of himself posing with Mr. And Mrs. Reagan, but there was no hearty endorsement offered by the Reagans.
McCain’s new young wife was also an heiress to an Arizona Brewing fortune.
And let us not forget McCain was one of the Keating 5, who had helped swindle life savings from countless Americans in the Savings and Loan scandal of the 1980’s. McCain was in it up to his eyeballs.
Yet McCain was well-connected in Washington, and parlayed his connections into a seat in the United States Senate.
So before the tearful tributes to John McCain, be sure you remember the facts about this self-proclaimed Maverick. The facts do not agree with that portrait of a heroic patriot and great American.
With due respect to his family, John McCain was never the great man so many portray him as.
I do not wish the man any harm or ill-will. But neither should we allow this false narrative fairy-tale about this scoundrel of a man as he faces his eternal fate.
Think on that when you say he wasn’t that bad, or that he was a hero.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk