WASHINGTON: At 80, John McCain has begun his sixth term in the US Senate by proving to be a thorn in Donald Trump’s side even before the president-elect takes the oath of office.
The maverick lawmaker is a longtime national security hawk, and he has positioned himself as less an adversary of Trump than an enemy of President Vladimir Putin.
But that posture has put him at odds with the incoming administration and Trump’s coziness with the Kremlin, as McCain blasts Putin as “a thug and a murderer” and calls for stricter sanctions on Moscow.
Trump, who takes power on January 20, has …read more
Source: The Manila Times