He was an American war hero, an icon among veterans, a bipartisan lawmaker, a maverick who bucked his party when his constituents demanded, and sometimes just because he thought it was the right thing to do.
He was revered and he was feared on Capitol Hill. And, there were times, many times actually, when we disagreed with Sen. McCain.
But we were heartened to see all of the gracious and respectful reactions from Colorado lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle. Former U.S. Sen. Hank Brown practically delivered the eulogy in his statement.
You can read all of the statements collected in this post by Colorado Politics.
In contrast, Jared Polis was the only one among a dozen lawmakers who could barely squeak out a sentence, and it was completely void of sentiment or sincerely.
“Rest in peace, Senator John McCain.”
At least he spelled his name right.
Does Polis even know who McCain was? Given Polis’s history in disrespecting our military, like refusing to give them a basic cost of living pay increase just weeks ago, we have to ask that question.
But instead of taking a few minutes to compose a thoughtful response, Polis just rushed out a tombstone cliché and moved on to more important, numerous tweets for the day about his gubernatorial campaign.
It’s pathetic Polis couldn’t muster a few words of respect for his own congressional colleague.