Mar 20, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Georgia GOP senator plans to call out Trump over McCain comments

President Trump in the Oval Office during a meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
President Trump met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in the Oval Office. Photo: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post/Getty

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) has plans to speak on Wednesday about President Trump's comments regarding the late Sen. John McCain, reports The Bulwark.

"I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better, I don't care if he's president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us."

Details: Isakson, chairman of the Veteran Affairs Committee, previously said "anybody who tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping."

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) tweeted about Trump's comments on Tuesday:

I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God.

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