Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) met with volunteers with Obama's former campaign apparatus, Organizing for Action, on Wednesday who thank him for supporting failed efforts by Congress to pass "bipartisan" gun control legislation, specifically universal background checks on gun sales.
"[E]ven though the bill was blocked by a minority of senators, our senior senator, John McCain, voted 'yes,' one of only four Republicans to do so," OFA’s Erin Connelly wrote in a Wednesday blog post.
“Shortly after, we wrote thank-you notes to Senator McCain and then made our way across the street to his office, with 'thank you' signs in hand. The speakers commended Senator McCain for showing leadership on this issue, and made it clear that we’re still hopeful that, with his help and support, we will get a bipartisan law to protect our country and our local community,” Connelly continued. “We were shocked and excited to see Senator McCain himself, who had been driving by his office on his way home and had seen the thank-you signs. The senator had pulled over to the side of the road to thank his constituents for our support.”
"Organizing for Action is the Obama campaign rebranded as a nonprofit, officially nonpartisan advocacy group. A studious Senate maverick, McCain’s visit won’t endear him to the grassroots base in his own party," the Washington Examiner's Joel Gehrke notes.
(H/T: Weasel Zippers)