Nevadan wants McCain death
A Nevada GOP leader has tweeted a wish for the death of U.S. Sen. John McCain.
Nevada Republican National Committeewoman Diana Orrock retweeted a tweet by a Caitlin Johnstone, who wrote, “Please Just Fucking Die Already #JohnMcCain. #Neocons #Russia.”
Orrock then wrote her own “Amen” to the Johnstone tweet.
McCain is a leading Republican critic of Donald Trump and has not yet decided how he will vote on the Republican health care plan that is intended to replace the Affordable Care Act. McCain’s May 14 surgery to remove a blood clot caused Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell to delay any action on the health care plan that Republicans were uncertain they could win.
Orrock ran last year for the Nevada Assembly, losing a three-way primary to fellow Republican David Gardner, who went on to lose to Democrat Steve Yeager. Orrock was also a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Johnstone may be an Australian who calls herself a “rogue” reporter and was described by the Daily Banter last month as “a member of the Alt-Left movement dedicated to spreading vile conspiracy theories and atrocious journalism.”
McCain’s office issued a statement on July 15 that said, “Tissue pathology reports are pending within the next several days. Once the pathology information is available, further care will be discussed between doctors and the family. In the meantime, his Mayo Clinic care team will not be conducting interviews.” Mayo’s silence fostered rumors that McCain’s condition is more serious than expected, including a New York Times story headlined “McCain’s Surgery May Be More Serious Than Thought, Experts Say.”