John McCain Says Obama ‘Directly Responsible’ For Orlando Massacre
Sen. John McCain has one-upped Donald Trump and has said explictly that President Barack Obama was directly responsible for the Orlando mass shooting last weekend.
The Arizona senator who is seeking reelection this year told reporters on Thursday:
“Barack Obama is directly responsible for it, because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, al-Qaida went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama’s failures, utter failures, by pulling everybody out of Iraq.”
Immediately after the news broke of his statements, McCain went to social media to say that he “misspoke.” In a written statement he said: “I did not mean to imply that the president was personally responsible. I was referring to President Obama’s national security decisions, not the president himself.”