Reportedly, McCain was admitted into pilot school only because is father was an admiral. He did not have the aptitude to get in otherwise.
Once in, he was a ‘problem child’ the entire time, again dependent on his daddy for not getting booted out. Once in ‘Nam, on his first mission, he was given explicit instructions NOT to fly over a certain area, as it was known to have very capable anti-aircraft guns.
McCain decided to be a hero, and veered off his assigned mission and flew to that area. He was immediately shot down, captured and held as the new prize for the NVA.
Many people believe that McCain has been a traitor since his days as a pow.
Supposedly, he sold out the men that were left behind. He has also hindered conservatives ever since he has been in the senate.
A lot of POWs called him “Songbird” because he gave intel to the NVA.
This is what McCain believes is the duty of a public servant:
“The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”