In dark times like these when it seems like the entire Republican Party has gone off the deep end, it’s hard to remember that there are still a few good men on the other side.
Senator John McCain ripped into the Trump administration’s decision to end military exercises with South Korea as they continue to tiptoe through negotiations with North Korea.
“Suspending U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises is a mistake. Making unnecessary and unreciprocated concessions is not in our interests—and it is a bad negotiating tactic,” McCain stated on Thursday.
Trump declared after his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the United States will stop “war games” with South Korea “unless and until” negotiations with the North cease moving forward.
Trump has voluntarily left South Korea vulnerable to the North, a place they have not been in since before the Korean War.
Trump’s remarks spurned backlash from international allies and with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
McCain criticizes Trump for calling the “war games” with South Korea “provocative” stating that the president was “parroting Chinese and North Korean propaganda.”
“I continue to hope that President Trump will be successful in his diplomatic efforts to achieve the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. But we must not impose upon ourselves the burden of providing so-called ‘good faith’ concessions as the price for continued dialogue,” McCain added.
“It is North Korea—through its nuclear and missile programs, aggressive behavior, and egregious human rights violations—that poses the greatest threat to peace. And until North Korea takes concrete steps to change that, no concessions should be made, and the sanctions must continue,” McCain concluded.
Americans stood behind McCain on the issue
Each and every time I see McCains name I respect him a little more
— 🐾Emsley🐾 (@em_pawsitive) June 14, 2018
An ailing McCain still has more guts and integrity in him than the entire GOP including Donald Trump.
— David Wolpert (@DavidWolpertZA) June 14, 2018
I can see the movie now : "The Last Republican'. Way to go @SenJohnMcCain
— A Bloke from Waratah now on NE side of Big Pond (@pablo069eh) June 14, 2018
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