Far-left Vox smeared Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in an article following his passing on Saturday, writing that he was responsible for empowering a demagogue who was responsible for Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency.
In a now-deleted tweet, Vox wrote: “You can draw a straight line from John McCain to Donald Trump — through Sarah Palin.”
“The party of Donald Trump began almost 10 years ago to the day, when John McCain tapped Sarah Palin to join his ticket,” Vox political editor Laura McGann wrote. “He proved willing to empower a demagogue when he thought doing so would improve his political fortunes, exactly the sin so many of his colleagues in the Republican Party have committed since Trump won their party’s nomination.”
McGann continued that McCain “sacrificed his values to win.”
“After being diagnosed with cancer, McCain still defended Palin’s performance but said he regretted not picking Lieberman as his running mate,” the article concluded.
Following Vox’s smear piece, numerous people from across the political spectrum reacted with anger:
McGann tried to get herself out of the situation by portraying herself as the victim:
Others tweeted at her directly over her article: