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GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson Shreds Trump For Attacks on McCain: ‘It’s Deplorable What He Said’

Last August on the Senate floor, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) said “Anybody who in any way tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping.”

Fast-forward to Wednesday when Isakson, in multiple forums, absolutely shredded President Donald Trump for his latest attacks on the deceased Arizona senator. Isakson told The Bulwark — a NeverTrump website — that he plans to condemn the president from the Senate floor.

“[T]he 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,” Isakson told The Bulwark. “Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.”

Later, the senator dialed up his criticism during an interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting

“It’s deplorable what he said,” Isakson said. “It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again.”

The senator then referenced Trump’s infamous comments questioning McCain’s standing as a war hero.

“If my kids ever said John McCain was never a war hero…they’d have a serious conversation with me, and I would have it with them,” he said.

Watch above, via Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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