McCain in late July dramatically cast the third and fatal Republican vote against an earlier Obamacare repeal bill. Trump tweeted. "We will have the votes for Healthcare but not for the reconciliation deadline of Friday, after which we need 60". Looking at the twilight of his career and a grim cancer diagnosis, McCain, who prides himself on an independent streak, could not be moved to go along with the Graham-Cassidy bill.
Scarborough has previously criticized Trump supporters in Arizona for booing their longtime senator at the president's urging - but he unloaded on his fellow southerners for disrespecting McCain. "Go home; we will stop beating you".
"By the way, for people watching at home, if McCain is getting attacked and he's fighting for his life, unless you were raised in a barn, keep your mouths shut", he said. Scarborough blasted. "Show a little respect".
President Donald Trump called the failure of Congress to repeal Obamacare "disgusting" on Monday - and expressed deep pessimism that a latch-ditch Republican repeal effort will succeed. "Show a little class". "So to any American who has a problem with John McCain's vote, all I can tell you is John McCain was willing to die for this country and he can vote anyway he wants to and it doesn't matter to me". He could have avoided the draft.
"If you can teach your children that lesson, maybe they will grow up to have a little more character than you", Scarborough said. His dad was one of the most powerful men in America. He could have stayed home like Donald Trump.
"[He] could have done what Donald Trump did", Scarborough continued. "And then when you get your head screwed on right, and you start putting humanity ahead of politics, against stupidity, against the tribalism that is destroying this country".