Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona criticized Hillary Clinton for writing her memoir immediately after the 2016 presidential election.
In addition, the senator said, “History will judge that campaign, and it’s always a period of time before they do. You’ve got to move on.”
Sen. McCain knows very well the feeling of losing a presidential election. In 2008, he lost the White House to then Sen. Barack Obama, who became the first African-American President. At the time, McCain told his supported that they “fought hard” but “fell short.” He said, “The failure is mine not yours.”
According to Sen. McCain, “One of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and how you were mistreated.” However, he resisted the temptation to defend himself from the blames of why he lost the 2008 presidential election.
He said, “Listen, my own campaign manager was part of a book that trashed me. Steve Schmidt was one of the big contributors to Game Change.” The book discussed Sen. McCain’s awful response to the economic crisis during his campaign. It also revealed how his campaign desperately tried to bring Palin up to speed and his staff discussed the “threatening possibility” that she was “mentally unstable.”
Sen. McCain points out Mrs. Clinton’s current problem
Furthermore, Sen. McCain said after losing an election, the “hardest thing to do is to just shut up.” However, he emphasized, “You’ve got to understand that you can’t rewrite history.”
Moreover, the senator said, “This is Hillary’s problem right now: She doesn’t have anything to do.”
Mrs. Clinton is currently involved with her family’s foundation and several other initiatives. However, she is not holding any official position in the government unlike Sen. McCain who returned to the Senate after his defeat.
Sen. McCain said, “I did the right thing! I did! He recently announced his plan to write his memoir. He is currently battling glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer. The disease did not stop him from his work in the Senate.
In fact, he said in a previous interview with 60 Minutes, “I am more energetic and more engaged as a result of this because I know I’ve got to do everything I can to serve this country while I can.”