John McCain: ‘I Don’t Give a Damn What the President [Trump] of the United States Wants to Do…’

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During the presidential campaign, then-Republican candidate Donald Trump said repeatedly that he would bring back enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding to be used against terrorists and enemies of America when the nation’s security was at risk.

“I would bring back waterboarding,” Trump told a GOP debate audience in February in Manchester, New Hampshire. “And I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,” he said while noting that in the Middle East “we have people chopping the heads off [of] Christians.”

However, RINO Senator John McCain , 80, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Saturday that he doesn’t care what President-elect Trump wants and that waterboarding or other similarly strong interrogation techniques won’t be reinstated.

“I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do. We will not waterboard. We will not do it,” McCain said at the Halifax International Society Forum. “We will not waterboard. We will not do it,” McCain promised, reportedly to applause, referring to the technique as “torture.”

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Waterboarding, an advanced interrogation technique in which the recipient may temporarily experience the sensation of drowning, is seen as torture by dovish leftist Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and progressive Republicans like John McCain.

Ex-CIA chief Jose Rodriguez has defended the practice as working on al Qaeda detainees questioned after 9/11, like Khalid Sheik Mohammed. However, John McCain has said publicly that anyone who says waterboarding works is a liar.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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