McCain’s Last Regret: Voting Against Making MLK Day A Holiday

Anders Hagstrom | Justice Reporter

Voting against the creation of a national holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the greatest regrets of Sen. John McCain’s career, according to his daughter, Meghan McCain.

The younger McCain’s comments came on Twitter Tuesday after an account called “Yes, You’re Racist” called out her father, saying “Hey Meghan, remember when your dad voted against making #MLKDay a holiday?”

Sen. McCain, an Arizona Republican, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer in September and has a “very poor prognosis.” His daughter also said he regretted supporting people’s right to fly the Confederate flag in 2000.

President Donald Trump called McCain’s wife, Cindy, in December to inquire about the senator’s health just days after he was hospitalized. Since his diagnosis, McCain voted “no” on an Obamacare “skinny repeal” bill in late July and even delivered a dramatic speech in front of the Senate calling for a bipartisanship message on health care reform.

Doctors haven’t released any information about McCain’s life expectancy.

The “Yes, You’re Racist” Twitter account that attempted to insult McCain has nearly 400,000 followers and is the same which instructed its followers to dox a man who allegedly participated in neo-Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., last summer. The man, Kyle Quinn, was over 1,000 miles away from the protest and had nothing to do with it. The account was forced to apologize, but not before its followers badgered Quinn online and requested his firing from his professorship at the University of Arkansas.

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