Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been the voice for a hawkish foreign policy abroad and big government spending at home, a worldview totally opposed by President Donald Trump. The Arizona Senator is so committed to a bigger military budget that he’s willing to vote against the President’s pick for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
McCain told MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday that he was planning on voting against Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) for OMB director.
“I’m leaning against (Mulvaney) because when I asked him about his vote on removing all U.S. forces from Afghanistan,” McCain said. “May I remind you, where Osama bin Laden used to hang out. His answer was, he volunteered to tell me it was because he ran into one angry constituent who was a veteran, that is the reason why he voted to pull all our troops out of Afghanistan.”
“That’s a lapse in judgment,” he continued. “So, I’m very worried that he will continue this effort to slash the military, which has been cut by 21% in the last eight years.”
Anyone against to an eternity of war has a lapse of judgement according to McCain.
Watch the full interview below:
Here is McCain’s questions to Mulvaney during the Senate confirmation hearing: