Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined a couple of her colleagues in offering up a milquetoast rebuke of President Donald Trump’s vicious treatment of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), according to a Thursday Politico report.
“I do not appreciate his tweets,” she said during a local town hall. “John McCain is a dear friend of mine. So, no I don’t agree with President Trump and he does need to stop.”
“He’s dear to me,” she added. “I can’t stop the President, what I can do is say Mr. President — I don’t appreciate it.”
Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) also pushed back on the President for his unending barrage of McCain insults this week.
Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) praised McCain but declined to criticize Trump.