When it comes to Arizona Sen. John McCain, not all Americans are hoping for a swift recovery. In fact, a member of the Republican National Committee added the word “Amen” to her retweet of an online article calling on the former prisoner-of-war to die.
The national committeewoman for the Republican Party of Nevada on Monday appeared to call for Sen. John McCain’s death. Diana Orrock, a former candidate for state assemblywoman who now serves as the state’s GOP committeewoman praisingly retweeted a Medium article about McCain’s hawkish military views, titled, “Please Just Fucking Die Already.” As a caption to the tweet, Orrock added: “Amen.” Orrock is an unwavering supporter of President Trump, having once told CNBC she would withdraw support for any Republican who … backed off supporting the then-nominee over his infamous “grab her by the pussy” audio tapes; and McCain is often viewed as a top GOP critic of the president.
She has since deleted the tweet, but nothing is ever really memory-holed in the cyber world.
The article by Caitlin Johnson drips with venom and visceral hatred for McCain and anyone who buys what she calls “the debunked Russiagate conspiracy.”
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.
Republicans and civility. The divorce is final.