Maybe it’s just what fate had in store for politicians from Arizona.
In 1974 a U.S. Senator from Arizona, once his party’s nominee for president, helped usher a crook out of the White House. The Arizona Senator was Barry Goldwater and the crook was President Richard Nixon.
By all accounts Nixon knew he was toast when Goldwater showed up. The senator just confirmed that for him. 24 hours later Nixon resigned.
It took years of investigations and hard reporting to deal with Nixon.
Now, 43 years later, a U.S. Senator from Arizona, once his party’s nominee for president, must usher a narcissistic psychopath out of the White House. The Arizona Senator is John McCain. The occupant is Donald Trump.
Senator McCain, you know he’s nuts. You know he is a danger to our country and the entire planet. Senator McCain, this distasteful mission is something that goes with being Arizona’s senior senator. Don’t wait too long. We can’t let him do any more damage.
A longer version of this was originally posted in January 2017