PODCAST: A Bit of Perspective on John McCain’s Legacy

The death of my old friend John McCain evoked mixed emotions. On the one hand, there is a sense of bittersweet happiness for the Senator and his family that the suffering which marked his final years is at an end.

On the other hand, I am saddened that John’s passing evidently was not accompanied by an acknowledgement of a serious strategic error he made, let alone an apology to someone he very uncivilly wronged in the process.

In 2012, Sen. McCain took to the Senate floor to denounce then- Representative Michele Bachmann for having posed officially entirely legitimate questions about the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence on, and penetration of, the U.S. government.

That attack contributed to Ms. Bachmann’s premature departure from Congress. Worse, it chilled to this day the necessary oversight of and response to our Sharia-supremacist enemies, domestic as well as foreign.

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