"John McCain campaigned for years to repeal and replace Obamacare, for years in Arizona, great state, I love the people of Arizona. But he campaigned for years for repeal and replace. So did Rob, so did a lot of Senators. When he finally had the chance to do it, he voted against repeal and replace. He voted against it. At 2 o'clock in the morning, remember thumbs down. We said what the hell happened?"
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2. Various of Sen. Johnny Isakson speaking with Bill Nigut of Georgia Public Broadcasting's "Political Rewind" show
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R) Georgia
"It's deplorable what he said. That's what I called it from the floor of the Senate seven months ago. It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again and I will continue to speak out because there's one thing that we've got to do. You may not like immigration you may not like this, you may not like that, you may be a Republican, you may be a Democrat. But we're all Americans. There aren't Democratic casualties and Republican casualties on the battlefield -- there are American casualties and we should never reduce the service that people give to this country, including the offering of their own life, to anything but political fodder in Washington D.C. or anywhere else, for that matter."
Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson is blasting President Donald Trump for his continued criticism of John McCain seven months after the Arizona senator's death.
Isakson says Trump's attacks on the Vietnam war hero are "deplorable" and show disrespect to the U.S. military.
Isakson chairs the Senate's Veterans Affairs Committee. He made the remarks Wednesday on Georgia Public Broadcasting's Political Rewind radio show hosted by Bill Nigut.
Trump went on a lengthy diatribe against the Vietnam war hero, Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate on Wednesday.
At an event in Ohio, Trump repeated his complaint that McCain voted against his legislation to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and argued that McCain was not supportive of military veterans. Trump over the weekend made false statements about McCain in a series of caustic tweets.