Senator John McCain has received a lot of backlash, as well as praise, after casting the crucial vote that killed the Senate Republican’s ObamaCare repeal bill early Friday.
McCain defended his decision on Friday saying that he voted against the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare because he did not believe it would “actually reform our health care system.”
“While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens,” McCain said following the health care vote.
But former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly thinks that McCain may have had less than noble intentions behind his decision to side with the Democrats when casting his vote.
According to O’Reilly, spite may have been the motivating factor for McCain.
As a Navy pilot, McCain was shot down during a bombing mission over Hanoi. He was captured and spent five and a half years in a North Vietnamese prison camp nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton” where he was beaten, interrogated and tortured.
“He’s not a war hero,” Trump said of McCain during the campaign. “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
“I think this is about Trump,” O’Reilly said on The Glenn Beck Radio Program. “I think McCain despises Trump so much because of the POW comment during the campaign.”
He raised the issue again on Twitter:
Thinking about the John McCain vote that saved Obamacare. Did the Senator stick it to President Trump for personal reasons?
— Bill O'Reilly (@billoreilly) July 28, 2017
You can listen above, via The Glenn Beck Program.
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