Healthy Enough To Hawk Book, McCain Camp Tweets Send Confusing Message

Sen. John McCain hawks book on Twitter while wife Cindy scolds media and Trump staffer.

Controversy erupted on Thursday after Sen. John McCain criticized Gina Haspel; President Donald Trump’s pick to become the director of the CIA. After McCain tweeted his disapproval of Haspel, conversations turned to the value of torture.

In an interview on the Fox Business Network show hosted by Charles Payne, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney stated that while Haspel can’t use torture anymore because Congress has determined “that it’s not legal. The fact is John McCain — it worked on John. That’s why they call him ‘Songbird John.’”

While the McCain camp has been critical of Trump’s attack on the media, the senator’s wife Cindy, went after Payne. She tweeted an admonition that elicited an apology from Payne.

McInerney has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal with “V” device and oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 17 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Vietnam Service Medal with six service stars. McInerney served in top military positions under the Secretary of Defense and the Vice President of the United States.

McInerney echoed the sentiments of former Vice-President Dick Cheney in his discussion with Payne. “The fact is those methods can work and they’re effective, as former vice president Cheney said. If we have to use them to save a million American lives, we will do whatever we have to,” said McInerney on the use of torture.

Later in response to reports that a Trump staffer dismissed Sen. McCain’s criticism of Haspel, Cindy went on the attack again. According to CNN, “White House aide Kelly Sadler responded to Sen. John McCain’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director by saying Thursday morning that “he’s dying anyway.”

Although, Sadler was soundly criticized for her comment by the McCain camp, and sensitivity is demanded by all, the senator is pushing his book on Twitter. From condemning a 33-year career veteran of the CIA to hawking his book, McCain appears to be alive and kicking the hell out of anyone who might disagree with him in the twittershpere. McCain tweeted on Thursday morning:

Read a new excerpt from my upcoming book in @WSJ: “John McCain: ‘Vladimir Putin Is an Evil Man’”

The excerpt reads in part:

I regularly attend an annual security conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The only thing unusual about the November 2016 meeting was that it occurred just after the U.S. presidential election, and most of the formal and informal conversations among the conferees were about what to expect from the president-elect, Donald Trump.

That Saturday evening, Sir Andrew Wood, a retired British diplomat who had served as the United Kingdom’s ambassador to Russia during Vladimir Putin’s rapid ascent to the Russian presidency, asked to have a word. He told me he knew a former MI6 officer by the name of Christopher Steele, who had been commissioned to investigate connections between the Trump campaign and Russian agents as well as potentially compromising information about the president-elect that Putin allegedly possessed. Steele had prepared a report that Wood had not read and conceded was mostly raw, unverified intelligence, but that the author strongly believed merited a thorough examination by counterintelligence experts.

Our impromptu meeting felt charged with a strange intensity. No one wisecracked to lighten the mood. We spoke in lowered voices. The room was dimly lit, and the atmosphere was eerie. I was taken aback. They were shocking allegations.

I agreed to receive a copy of what is now referred to as “the dossier.” I reviewed its contents. The allegations were disturbing, but I had no idea which if any were true. I could not independently verify any of it, and so I did what any American who cares about our nation’s security should have done. I put the dossier in my office safe, called the office of the director of the FBI, Jim Comey, and asked for a meeting. I went to see him at his earliest convenience, handed him the dossier and explained how it had come into my possession. I said I didn’t know what to make of it, and I trusted the FBI would examine it carefully and investigate its claims.

23 Comments on "Healthy Enough To Hawk Book, McCain Camp Tweets Send Confusing Message"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | May 11, 2018 at 12:10 am |

    It’s so nice to see Cindy solidly stand with John, now we have two people standing as one, that no one cares what they think or what they have to say.

    The Oracle

    • but will we be forced to listen to her as his named replacement, without one vote being cast.

  2. Please retire Johnnie and let the VOTERS of AZ replace you. But you are so arrogant that you want to name your replacement to perpetuate the swamp and give the good people of AZ no true choice but yours. I hope that as I get older and descend in frail health I never get as vindictive and bitter as you are today. But then it always is and has been about you hasn’t it? And unfortunately that is the way it will be to the end. Never about the voters of AZ but unfortunately once again, only about you.

  3. What, Again | May 11, 2018 at 4:46 am |

    He’s cementing his legacy – as a never ending big government liberal as nasty as the nastiest of them. An old, bitter, self-consumed backstabbing fool.

  4. Is Senator John McCain still competent to hold office? Why has no one asked the question? Based on his spate of inane remarks lately, one would think the man is suffering from mental deficiency far greater than people realize. If McCain truly loves our country, he will do the right thing and step down. Then again, I won’t hold my breath because the man is far too vindictive to do the honorable thing.

  5. the tout’ers of his war service – true and loyal – Thank you John. I agree; That was however near 50 years ago, then was then this is now – few in this state know who you are or how you got to where you are now, but right now you don’t represent many of the people of the state – I don’t believe you or your ideals could be re-elected in a vote right now here today. You know this and have taken a course of ‘me me me’ Thank you for your service John, what’s your planned death date of death? It’s seems obvious you have left the voters that put you in office, mine being one of them that would never cast another vote for you or any hand picked successor.

  6. Very well expressed Billy B. As for Cindi, I feel sorry for you and at the same time don’t. You married a man that left a sick wife for you. Now Karma has him wrapped up. His legacy will be as a hero ONLY to his 7 children and grandchildren. Not to the servicemen whom he served with or to other prisoners at the Hanoi Hilton detained with him. Lt. Gen McInerney would not have made the statement had he not had verifiable information. The citizens of AZ, for the most part, would prefer you fade away. Only the left-leaning ones believe your OK.

    • Yes, he was chasing ladies after his wife had her debilitating car accident and he also only got to his higher positions through his g father and fathers reputations. Crazy guy at the wheel off a jet, and it just depended who was running for office, he used to approve of “Build the Damn wall” and he just needs to GO AWAY and let someone
      that loves this country take over his Senatorship.

  7. Mike Putfus | May 11, 2018 at 7:30 am |

    As far as political you are by far one of the worse there has ever been in this State, and you have not stood up for the people here for at least twenty five years. Retire, and be done with it. If not for yourself then for the citizens of our State.

  8. Laura Webster | May 11, 2018 at 8:36 am |

    Perhaps Cindy McCain should realize that others also have children and grandchildren and still McCain goes off on it. Perhaps she should be reminded of all the people with children and grandchildren that were really hurt because of the scum McCain and the Keating 5 did to them.

  9. It appears to be clear that McCain AND his family do not give a hoot for the citizens of Arizona – just themselves. This man should be removed from office as he is no longer capable of fulfilling the role of a Senator of the United States of America. Terminal illness makes this man unfit for office. Sympathy for the situation should have NO bearing on McCain’s fitness to serve in that role. The nation should have learned from the Woodrow Wilson, Ted Kennedy years. Allowing compromised people to function as lawmakers is insane.

  10. Maybe if the Cottonwood Kardashians would just settle down and stop thrusting themselves in everyone else’s faces 24×7, they would have a better chance of finding the peace they claim to be seeking. I know they are seeking it because they keep telling me they’re seeking it 24×7.

  11. Michelle H | May 11, 2018 at 11:48 am |

    Ok, so this big meeting in Halifax is what??? A bunch of globalists, plotting a onw world order? Isn’t that TREASON??? Everyone now knows McCain is a traitor: as a POW AND as a Senator!

    • Mike Putfus | May 11, 2018 at 2:29 pm |

      So tell us about being a POW, and how you were so much better. Did you just laugh when they pulled your arms back till they popped out of the sockets. What about the beatings you took day and night or how you grew eating that one bowl of old rice everyday. Did you care when they snapped those jumper cable clams down there, and tell you you were listed as dead so you had no chance to go back to your family? Bet you enjoyed that one hour of sleep everyday, and prayed for rain so you could have a drink of water. Bet that insect crawling on the floor looks like a steak by now to you as you pick the lice and fleas off yourself for a snack.
      So he talked under the torture so what. I spent more than enough time in country to know what they did miss Jane Fondal me.

    • The only reason McCain wasn’t court-martialed for his crash or for what he did as a POW was because his grandfather and father were Admirals in the Navy.

      I did find it interesting today that Fox cut ties with a military analyst for sayng Torture worked on Songbird John. May be incorrect but there are videos of him on youtube speaking out against the US while he was a POW.. Others died for not giving in to the the enemy but not John. It does make you wonder

      • Mike Putfus | May 11, 2018 at 3:48 pm |

        How long would you last till you read what was in front of you or what they wanted? A day, month or years? I was in VietNam at the time, and we all knew what they did to them. The days of your a traitor if you talked ended in WWII when they all talked under torture. Lost two uncles in WWII, and one came back from Bataan half dead from being a POW. He said; “Not one didn’t talk under their torture. Even more didn’t live after they were done”.

      • Mike Putfus | May 11, 2018 at 4:31 pm |

        Ever wonder why VietNam vets can’t stand Fonda. She showed up with cameras, and held up cue cards for the POW’s to read while she filmed it. Those that refused or said anything different were taken for more punishment while she laughed it up on film. Even when she was told by the POWs what was going on she laughed at them. The last sound they heard when she was leaving was her laughing, and she did all the way to news rooms where she talked about us, and showed the films they took.

        • Mike, whats your point, we not judging his past, we are seeing his present and it SUCKS! I’m also a combat vet, by the GRACE OF GOD I’m here to live this life in which I am. The many close and ever present dangers of being in country and in combat. Thanks to my Lord and Savior I’m here as an old man. Do I agree with what John is doing and using his time as a shield. NYET!

        • Mike Putfus | May 12, 2018 at 4:45 am |

          The point is/was he was being attacked with false info on his Military Service as a POW because he isn’t liked. I have known him for a lot of years, and can’t stand him or his politics.

        • I understand what your saying but… I have read about Christians who never gave up on Christ under pressure and torture by China,
          radical Muslims, Russia and many other countries who use torture like beatings, burning etc.
          I am talking about the present time, and yet no one is standing up for them. Not the US, Europe or anyone else. So boohoo, on mccain, and he never did anything of consequence for Arizona or our country.

    • Mike Putfus | May 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm |

      Check out what his POW room mate Col. George (Bud) Day had to say about him on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfyGdG9llSE

  12. ”THE HILLS JONATHAN EASLEY AND JORDAN FABIAN – 05/10/18 05:42 PM EDT a closed-door White House meeting of about two-dozen communications staffers on Thursday morning. A source who heard Sadler’s remarks could not confirm her exact wording but agreed that Sadler made comments along the lines described by the first source. Both sources said they believed the comment was intended as a joke, but that it did not go over well with others at the meeting
    A source later told The Hill that Sadler called the senator’s daughter Meghan McCain to apologize.
    Associated Press unconfirmed report was given saying, two people,, no conformation on who they were or why they were at the internal staff meeting saying the Sadler was reported to have dismissed “a view” expressed by Sen. John McCain about President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee, “it doesn’t matter” because “he’s dying anyway,” according to The White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders declined to say Friday whether Sadler made the statement what The White House said in a statement, “We respect Sen. McCain’s service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time.

  13. William Heuisler | May 12, 2018 at 9:00 am |

    McCain and Kerry cut off all information, aid and rescue attempts to our POWs/MIAs when they killed the “Truth Bill” (HR1147) and the “Missing Service Personnel Act” (HR945).
    Doubters should research these Bills and stop defending the indefensible.
    Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator John McCain has inexplicably sponsored and pushed into law measures that have needlessly classified information about our POWs who never came home, McCain has spent decades hiding critical details about POWs and MIAs, halting efforts to bring them home, or at least to learn their fate. Why would he do such a terrible thing to our fighting men and their families?
    McCain is no war hero.
    The secrets McCain has helped hide came from multiple sources including official documents, radio intercepts, satellite photos of rescue symbols, witness depositions and details of a twice aborted rescue mission by our Special Forces. The U.S. Defense Department admitted “men were left behind”.
    All the classified information strongly suggests many POWs were purposely not returned by Hanoi after a peace treaty was signed in January 1973. In addition, the Pentagon has been withholding details from the families of POWs for decades despite whistle-blowers who revealed the DOD’s policy of debunking intelligence about Vietnam War POWs. In 1991, as a response to pressure from POW families and Vietnam War veterans, a Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs was created and chaired by John Kerry.
    John McCain was the committee’s most influential member. Soon the committee was debunking stories of POWs still alive in Vietnam. When former Defense Intelligence Agency head Air Force Lt. Gen. Eugene Tighe disputed the Pentagon’s position, McCain was instrumental in forcing General Tighe into early retirement.
    Senator John McCain has betrayed his Brothers in arms.

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