Senator John McCain slammed Donald Trump in an op-ed he penned for The Washington Post, published Friday. In it, he refers to Trump as “a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct.”
McCain continued: “We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people. ”
McCain began his op-ed by ripping white supremacists that caused havoc in Charlottesville last month, calling them “un-American.”
“There is nothing in their hate-driven racism that can match the strength of a nation conceived in liberty and comprising 323 million souls of different origins and opinions who are equal under the law,” McCain wrote.
McCain said that most Americans share the values of Heather Heyer, the woman who was tragically killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors.
“Our shared values define us more than our differences. And acknowledging those shared values can see us through our challenges today if we have the wisdom to trust in them again,” McCain wrote.
The Senator then mentioned that Congress will return from recess next week and admitted that major changes need to be made.
“We are proving inadequate not only to our most difficult problems but also to routine duties. Our national political campaigns never stop,” he wrote. “That’s not how we were meant to govern.”
He then explained that Congress must step up because President Trump is so inexperienced.
“We must be diligent in discharging our responsibility to serve as a check on his power. And we should value our identity as members of Congress more than our partisan affiliation,” he wrote.