McCain's record in Congress: Not great

During his thirty years in Congress as a representative and senator, John McCain sponsored about 773 bills.  Seventeen were passed into law.  The most notable bills he sponsored are the Climate Stewardship Act, with Joe Lieberman, which failed to pass; the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, also known as McCain-Feingold; and the Detainee Treatment Act.  Both of the last two passed. George W. Bush believed that parts of McCain-Feingold, which restricted free speech, was unconstitutional, but he signed it, saying the Supreme Court would resolve the issues. Bush did not uphold his duty to protect the Constitution. The Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC found key parts of McCain-Feingold unconstitutional because it restricts free speech. McCain's other accomplishments as a "maverick" are that he voted against the Bush 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and voted against the Trump repeal of Obamacare. McCain also was a sponsor with Ted Kennedy of the 2007...(Read Full Post)
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