Although President Trump wants to put the blame on Democrats for the GOP’s third failed attempt at replacing Obamacare, the fact is that the GOP controls both the House and Senate, and simply can’t agree with one another. The health care fiasco isn’t the only evidence of this GOP dysfunction however.
Yesterday morning, the Republican national committee-woman for the state of Nevada, Diana Orrock, retweeted an article about Senator John McCain, which would offend even some of the staunchest Democrats. The article, titled “Please Just F***ing Die Already,” was published as the 80-year-old John McCain is in the midst of recovering from a major brain surgery.
“A study by the Journal of Patient Safety says that somewhere between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die every year as a result of medical errors. If there was a God, murderous warmongering neocon John McCain would have been one of them,” the article read. “If you’re waiting for the part where I say I’m just kidding and would never wish death on anybody, please allow me to make myself clear: I sincerely, genuinely hope that Arizona Senator John McCain’s heart stops beating, and that he is subsequently declared dead by qualified medical professionals very soon.”
The tweet by Orrock has since been deleted, and Orrock has denied actually wanting McCain to die, claiming that she was simply agreeing with the “sentiments” of the article only. Orrock, however, has a habit of tweeting and retweeting some fairly controversial information. In fact, she also just retweeted a message from alt-right conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, claiming that Congressman Ted Lieu of California is in fact ‘fake news’. Cernovich, for those who are not aware, is one of a few individuals who helped popularize the whole Pizzagate conspiracy theory.
If the GOP intends on accomplishing anything prior to the mid-term elections next year, perhaps they should begin by not wishing death on each other. Oh, and by the way, the war hero, John McCain, likely has many years left. His mother recently celebrated her 105th birthday.