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John McCain passes the torch at the International Republican Institute
The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2018 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 08/04/2018 8:31:52 AM PDT by Trump20162020

For the first time in 25 years, the International Republican Institute will have a new leader. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, has decided to step down from his role as chairman of the board of the organization, which for decades he has helped to fight for democracy, freedom, civil society, the rule of law and human rights around the world.

McCain’s handoff to IRI’s next chairman, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), is not a signal that McCain’s health is declining. In fact, several McCain associates say his condition hasn’t changed in recent months and he remains actively involved in his Senate work from his home near Sedona, Ariz. But McCain felt an obligation to help usher in an orderly transition at IRI, to ensure the long-term health and strength of the organization.

McCain recommended Sullivan to succeed him as chairman and his former foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann to replace former congressman Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) as vice chairman in a July 24 letter to the board. New board members will also include Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R), who is expected to be elected the next junior senator from Utah in November.

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1 posted on 08/04/2018 8:31:52 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

Public appearance, or it’s fake news.


2 posted on 08/04/2018 8:35:01 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Sessions couldn't find his own ass if Al Franken was grabbing it at the time ))))
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To: Trump20162020

Has McCain been seen in public since he left Washington last December?

I want to be sensitive about his health, but, is he still ambulatory and functional?

Why is it, that every so often, we get press releases from him on various subjects, but we never see him in public?

And why has he been absent from the Senate so long?

Supposedly he has “signaled” he likes Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, but will he actually be there to vote on that nomination????


3 posted on 08/04/2018 8:35:08 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Trump20162020
McCain’s handoff to IRI’s next chairman, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), is not a signal that McCain’s health is declining. In fact, several McCain associates say his condition hasn’t changed in recent months and he remains actively involved in his Senate work from his home near Sedona, Ariz.

Right. Just like Woodrow Wilson was fine while he was recovering from his stroke behind closed doors. "Just leave the papers with his wife and she'll go in and discuss his intentions and obtain the necessary signatures and provide the needed instruction to the cabinet. His writing may look a bit different due to the effects of the stroke, pay no mind to that." Same idea.

4 posted on 08/04/2018 8:36:21 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Russians couldnt have done a better job destroying sacred American institutions than Democrats have)
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To: Trump20162020

Anti Trump.


5 posted on 08/04/2018 8:39:15 AM PDT by Souled_Out (Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people.)
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To: Trump20162020

If McPain IS the hero he is claimed to be he would do more under his circumstances for that legacy. That stated McPain is only furthering the deterioration of that which should have been his legacy.

The sooner the better.


6 posted on 08/04/2018 8:39:45 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists call 'em what you will they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Weekend at Johnnies?


7 posted on 08/04/2018 8:39:57 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Trump20162020

I’m beginning to think it’s possible that McCain is not dying, but hiding.


8 posted on 08/04/2018 8:40:53 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Trump20162020

Worthless t*rd when born.
Worthless t*rd and stupid non-achiever at Annapolis.
Worthless t*rd, stupid, non-achiever, and not a very good pilot in the Navy.
Totally worthless t*rd, stupid, non-achiever, and back stabbing SOB in the Senate (which did not make him much different than many others there).
Notice a trend?
He (or, more properly, it) will not be missed.


9 posted on 08/04/2018 8:43:05 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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"...he has helped to fight for democracy, freedom, civil society, the rule of law and human rights around the world. ..."

I don't think so.

McLame is certainly not about Democracy as he wants a fam member appointed in his place.

McJuan is not about freedom as in Personal Liberty (see his vote to continue Bronco's Health Care)

McWon has never supported jailing H->!.

By all human rights we should not have to suffer Meghan.

10 posted on 08/04/2018 8:43:46 AM PDT by Paladin2 (no spelchek, no problem...)
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To: Trump20162020

He’s been dead in a freezer in the basement of one of his mansions for some time.


11 posted on 08/04/2018 8:44:18 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Trump20162020

Forget the torch.
Just pass McCain.
We need that Senate vote.


12 posted on 08/04/2018 8:45:18 AM PDT by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right.)
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which for decades he has helped to fight for democracy, freedom, civil society, the rule of law and human rights around the world.

You've got to be sheittin' me.

13 posted on 08/04/2018 8:46:52 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I don’t want to be sensitive about his health. If he’s well enough to settle scores and denounce the President, he should be well enough to come to Washington and do the job he’s being paid to do. If he’s not well enough, then he should shut up and retire.


14 posted on 08/04/2018 8:47:52 AM PDT by j.havenfarm ( 1,000 Posts as of 8/11/17! Still not shutting up after all these years!)
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To: hal ogen
He’s been dead in a freezer in the basement of one of his mansions for some time.

"Heeeere's Johnny!"


15 posted on 08/04/2018 8:48:22 AM PDT by Flick Lives (Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation.)
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To: Trump20162020

He is planning on being around at least five more years, just like SCOTUS Justice Ginsburg.


16 posted on 08/04/2018 8:49:14 AM PDT by wjcsux (The hyperventilating of the left means we are winning! (Tagline courtesy of Laz.))
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To: Trump20162020

Not a hand off..... McCain fell down and can’t get up


17 posted on 08/04/2018 8:49:24 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12) Sanctuary is Sedition)
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To: Trump20162020

What exactly has the IRI done in the past 20 years of a useful nature? Weren’t they tied up into regime-building in the Middle East and part of the Ukraine episode?


18 posted on 08/04/2018 8:50:33 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Trump20162020

Well, there you have it, a list of the McCain cabal, throw them all out of office at the very first opportunity or just don’t elect them in the first place, in the instance of Mitt Romney.


19 posted on 08/04/2018 8:50:52 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Trump20162020

This thread useless without pics.

Proof of life and all that...


20 posted on 08/04/2018 8:51:00 AM PDT by TADSLOS (You Don’t Know About Lonely...)
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