Jack Posobiec, author of “Citizens for Trump,” and self-described “recovering political operative” tried to make sense of all the activity on Monday’s “Chris Salcedo Show,” speculating that Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) voted against a Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act because of personal issues with Trump, who has criticized McCain in the past.
He told Chris Salcedo that a staffer located near McCain’s office in the senate building told him that he overheard the senator saying to Democrat colleagues after the vote, “Let’s see Donald make America great again now.”
Posobiec asked, “Where is the leadership?” He wondered why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) didn’t push back on McCain. He also felt Reince Priebus was let go as Trump’s chief of staff, because as the former chair of the GOP, he was supposed to bring the party in line with Trump’s agenda.
He said the president’s actions in letting Priebus go indicate that he feels “If you guys can’t get it done, then I’m going to get it done on my own.” He explained that the “traditional Republican lexicon” is different from Trump’s, and it’s hard to find legislation that fits in that political space.
The rift is so great, he said, that he agrees with whomever said, “I’m starting to think McCain voted for Obama in 2008.”