John McCain received the Liberty Medal last night at a celebration of the soldier-turned-statesman and his commitment to American ideals. Accepting the award from Joe Biden, McCain used the occasion to blast President Trump’s particular brand of fear-mongering and isolationism.
Here’s the money quote:
“To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain “the last best hope of earth” for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mortensen)