Arizona Sen. John McCain has been feuding with President Trump for quite some time.
Both of them exchange “punches” whenever they are given the chance to speak about it in the media.
It has been a back and forth battle since Trump set foot in the Oval Office.
John McCain has already handed out tough blows to President Trump’s government when he sabotaged the Obamacare repeal twice this year. The Republican party was furious when McCain backstabbed the whole country. But things will get even worse because McCain will probably try to prevent the president’s drastic tax cut plan from making any progress.
McCain is in a pretty tough spot trying to fight with brain cancer on one battlefield and with President Trump on the other. All eyes are on McCain. Every politician is on the edge of their seat because McCain showed time and time again that he is unpredictable.
As the year goes by and the tax debate picks up steam, the Arizona Republican remains to be the “dark horse” with no clear hint of how he will approach a likely crucial vote. History shows that three things are pretty important for McCain when he decides to vote: public debate, some help for the middle class, and not exploding the deficit.
When tax policy is in question, McCain is highly unpredictable. He was against the 2011 Bush tax cuts because he thought the bill will allow the wealthy to have even more power over the state. McCain said:
“I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us, at the expense of middle-class Americans who most need tax relief.” Forward two years later, he was one of only three Republicans to cast a vote against the next round of tax cuts, claiming the rich will mostly get a benefit of the bill.
The Republican Party’s ability to deliver is once again put to the test. The fate will be decided by three senators: Rand Paul of Kentucky, John McCain of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine. And all three of them have had their fair share of disputes with President Trump. Will they fail to deliver once again when tax cuts are brought up in the debate? It remains unclear for now!
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