Probably not happy that he has been the target of the President angst toward Congress, Senator McCain went after the President in a Washington Post Op-Ed.
We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people.
We must be diligent in discharging our responsibility to serve as a check on his power. And we should value our identity as members of Congress more than our partisan affiliation, a return to regular order” in the piece, which he said was in part essential due to the fact “Congress must govern with a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct.
But he wasn’t done there:
It requires pragmatic problem-solving from even the most passionate partisans. It relies on compromise between opposing sides to protect the interests we share. We can fight like hell for our ideas to prevail. But we have to respect each other or at least respect the fact that we need each other.
That has never been truer than today, when Congress must govern with a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct.
Here is the link to the entire piece: McCain Op-Ed