Cut the guy some slack. He’s still got a couple of weeks until another vacation, so he’s got to do something to keep himself busy.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Obama for going ahead with a pre-scheduled fundraiser in New York City on Thursday night after the downing of a commercial airliner in Ukraine earlier in the day.
“This is just what we used to call in the military AWOL,” he said on Fox News.
The administration has not confirmed whether any U.S. citizens were on board the flight of nearly 300, but reports have indicated there were.
“This is directly loss of American lives here,” McCain said. “And the president goes to a fundraiser? Help me out.”
McCain harkened back to earlier this month when Obama was criticized for attending fundraisers in Texas but not visiting the border amid the surge of child immigrants flowing into the country.
“I don’t understand this president,” he said. “Crisis on the border, he did the fundraisers, the fundraisers in New York while there are major, major conflicts, not to mention the loss of American lives, is reported that there were Americans on that airplane. I do not understand it.”