The Jeff Ward Show

Blog > The Jeff Ward Show > John McCain blasts Obama for going to fundraiser rather than showing leadership over MH17 tragedy

John McCain blasts Obama for going to fundraiser rather than showing leadership over MH17 tragedy

U.S. Senator John McCain has blasted President Barack Obama for going 'A-W-O-L' and utterly failing to show leadership in the wake of the attack on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in which 298 were killed yesterday.

Instead of heading back to Washington to discuss the crash with his national security team and address the global consequences of the possibility that it was caused by a missile attack launched by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, Obama traveled to New York City.

He went to New York hours after devoting just 40 seconds to the tragedy at the beginning of a jokey 16-minute speech on transportation in Delaware.

'I don't understand this president ... this is what we used to call in the military A-W-O-L,' McCain told Fox News. 'There's a direct loss of American lives here and the president goes to a fundraiser? Help me out.'

There has been no confirmation of any U.S. citizens losing their lives in the crash, but a Reuters report filed yesterday amid the confusion claimed that 23 Americans had died.

Read more:

The Jeff Ward Show

We reached out to the Miss America organization for comment and to see if they are considering following suit...
A spat over a Facebook friend request in Florida resulted in a 72-year-old woman being slapped and another woman...
Saying the word 'Redskins' on the air isn't obscene or profane - at least not according to the Federal...
The National Football League rules in North America, and the Dallas Cowboys are king of the sport. Never has that...
For the most populous nation on the planet, the Chinese certainly are terrible at football, its most popular sport...