Late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was known for frequently bucking his party… but that didn’t stop the liberal media from pouncing on him just hours after his death.
Leftist news site, Vox, tweeted: “You can draw a straight line from John McCain to Donald Trump–through Sarah Palin.”
“The party of Donald Trump began almost 10 years ago to the day, when John McCain tapped Sarah Palin to join his ticket,” wrote Vox political editor Laura McGann, in the article linked from the tweet. “It’s one of the most important moments of McCain’s career. He proved willing to empower a demagogue when he thought doing so would improve his political fortunes, exactly the sin so many of his colleagues in the Republican Party have committed since Trump won their party’s nomination.”
McGann added that McCain “sacrificed his values to win.”
The tweet caused widespread anger on social media almost immediately.
McGann used the country’s collective anger to portray herself as a victim, tweeting: “Took 17 minutes to be called the c-word for pointing out that John McCain’s legacy includes empowering Sarah Palin.”
She added, “Today, I’m told, we should pretend John McCain didn’t pick Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008.”
Vox has since deleted the tweet linking to McGann’s article.