McCain: ‘We don’t answer to’ Trump

POLITICO – Kelsey Tamborinno

Arizona Sen. John McCain made clear in an op-ed Thursday that he believes Congress does not fall secondary to President Donald Trump —

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instead calling on Congress to return to regular order to accomplish the things Trump can’t.

“We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities,” McCain wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Thursday night. “We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people.”

McCain made the plea to a Congress that faces continued gridlock as it returns from August recess next week, and wrote out how it is the responsibility of Congress to serve as a check to the president’s power — pointing to Trump’s lack of experience in public office.

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