Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo issued the following statement:
Log Cabin Republicans had a long and positive history with Senator McCain. The support of Log Cabin Republicans members in his 2000 bid for President of the United States that was derided by then-candidate George W. Bush became a badge of honor for our organization. Our PAC was proud to endorse him in his 2008 bid for that same office, as we were for his most recent reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2016. His support for ENDA in 2013 opposing employment discrimination against the LGBT community will go down in history as a legacy vote proving his evolution in support of LGBT Americans followed in the historic footsteps of Barry Goldwater, the United States Senator whose seat he inherited. Tonight Log Cabin Republicans join in mourning with Senator McCain’s family, and stand in solidarity with a man who will go down in history as a maverick and American patriot.
— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) August 26, 2018
But a great many liberal political and media voices, praising McCain for his feud with Donald Trump, we’re saying something quite different about him when he ran for president against Obama.
Compare what the media is saying about McCain to what they said – in 2008 – when it actually mattered.
Today oh they love the guy, but when he was running for POTUS, they called him a Nazi, racist, white supremacist, and mentally unfit for office. pic.twitter.com/zhyuJvPJMH
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) August 26, 2018
The contrast between the outpouring of love for McCain in his last days and the astonishing vitriol directed at him in 2000 and 2008 demonstrates once again how disingenuous, low, and cheap American politics were well before Trump came on the scene.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) September 2, 2018
Reminder: the Democrats’ main goal in 2008 was painting McCain as a vile racist, and in 2015 was elevating Trump. https://t.co/WB3YS3pytU
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) September 3, 2018