AIWA! NO!//Sen. Lindsey Graham took to the Senate floor Tuesday to give an emotional farewell to his friend and colleague, Sen. John McCain.
“I have been dreading this,” the South Carolina Republican said, wiping away tears. “And now I am going to do this.”
“My name is Graham, not McCain,” he said. “But I feel like a McCain. I don’t know if I have earned that honor, but I feel like it.”
Surrounded by a dozen members of the Senate from both sides of the aisle, Graham shared “a few dumb jokes told over and over” and talked of his trip to Vietnam when McCain returned to the Hanoi Hilton, his prison for five-and-a-half years
bY BONNIE FULLER//Donald Trump used the excuse of bone spurs in his heels to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War. The late John McCain volunteered to go and spent years being tortured as a POW. One was a patriotic American hero. The other is small and mean. Ask yourself this: could the current president of the United States possibly survive five and a half years of beatings and torture in a dirty, dark cell in a Vietnamese prison? Could the man in the Oval Office who constantly brags about himself and is trying to tear down the American rule of law to protect himself from Robert Mueller’s investigation, ever put the lives and well-being of others first? John McCain did. After he joined the Navy and was shot down and captured by the Vietnamese in 1967, he refused a unique offer of release from his hellish prison after a year of incarceration, because his father was the commander of U.S. Forces in the Pacific.
McCain, despite his dire circumstances, was so selfless that he refused this special treatment, until all the other American prisoners of war, who had been captured before him, were released first. Can you imagine Donald Trump, ever behaving this way? Based solely on his Vietnam service and honorable behavior during imprisonment, John McCain, was a true, patriotic American hero. In contrast, Donald Trump, instead of ever being imprisoned, has locked up and continues to lock up little migrant children and babies, who he has separated from their parents.