Republicans Should Reflect On McCain’s Life, Reevaluate Their Path

Senator McCain’s nickname as a maverick referred to his history of bipartisanship and putting country before party. His very visible friendships with former Democratic Senators Joe Biden, John Kerry, Russ Feingold, Joe Lieberman and the late Ted Kennedy have become the exception for most Republicans. The loss of Republican bipartisanship has lead to the deepening tribal warfare, contributing to legislative stalemates on issues like healthcare, immigration reform and foreign policy. Perhaps more concerning than the loss of bipartisanship is the loss of Republicans’ commitment to putting country before party. McCain was one of the few Republicans left that elevated the […]