Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) went after Donald Trump in an op-ed on Thursday, saying that Congress answers to the American people and “we are not his subordinates.”
Trump has stepped up his attack on lawmakers of his own party such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and others.
“We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people,” McCain wrote in the Washington Post.
“We must be diligent in discharging our responsibility to serve as a check on his power. And we should value our identity as members of Congress more than our partisan affiliation,” he continued.
McCain called for “a return to regular order.” He said “Congress must govern with a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct.”