Senator John McCain is sounding more like a RINO everyday. He should be supporting his Congressional peers and President Donald Trump to make America safe again.
McCain called the Australian Ambassador to pass on a message to Malcolm Turnbull the Prime Minister, and in doing so he might have violated the Logan Act.
The Logan Act is a law which prevents citizens from interfering in disputes the US is having with foreign countries.
“Australia is one of America’s oldest friends and staunchest allies,” a statement from McCain read. “In that spirit, I called Australia’s Ambassador to the United States this morning to express my unwavering support for the U.S.-Australia alliance.”
The Logan Act says ANY citizen of the United States who “without permission of the United States” either directly or indirectly “commences or carries on correspondence” with any foreign government or any officer of another government, to “influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer” in ongoing controversies or disputes with America, shall be fined or sent to prison for three years– or both.
“We are united by ties of family and friendship, mutual interests and common values, and shared sacrifice in wartime,” Senator McCain continued when detailing what he claims to have said to the Australian ambassador.
“I asked Ambassador Hockey to convey to the people of Australia that their American brothers and sisters value our historic alliance, honor the sacrifice of the Australians who have served and are serving by our side, and remain committed to the safer, freer, and better world that Australia does far more than its fair share to protect and promote.”
And despite McCain being the sitting Senator from Arizona, this status doesn’t exempt him from the dictates of the Logan Act.
Prime Minister Turnbull and President Trump have denied any acrimony occurred during their phone call, but McCain stuck his nose where he didn’t belong and phoned Turnbull himself because he felt like his opinion and thoughts needed to be herd, despite reporting with CNN how President Trump didn’t respect his part of the deal to let refugees from Australia in the U.S.
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