Jason Lewis: Such a nice man! Why did those sluts in Minnesota vote against him?
A Republican unseated in the midterm elections last week has come out with an op-ed blaming the late Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain for the party losing control of the House.
In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, outgoing Minnesota GOP Rep. Jason Lewis pinned the wave of Democratic victories last week on McCain's vote in July 2017 to sink a GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare.
"McCain's last-minute decision prompted a 'green wave' of liberal special-interest money, which was used to propagate false claims that the House plan 'gutted coverage for people with pre-existing conditions,'" Lewis wrote.
The classic strategy of blaming the dead guy.
Of course, it could be that Republicans—over the last eight years—have failed to come up with a serious alternative to Obamacare that actually does protect people with pre-existing conditions. Or, as President Donald Trump observed during the 2017 health care debate: "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated."
McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, responds via Twitter:
A note on why women might not have favored the GOP this year, from the CNN story:
Lewis hails from Minnesota's second district and was defeated by Democrat Angie Craig. The race attracted some national attention after a CNN review of audio from a radio program Lewis hosted found that the congressman had a history of misogynistic comments, including complaining people could not call women "sluts."