McCain criticizes draft system in place during Vietnam War
Oct. 23, 2017
Arizona Sen. John McCain criticized the way the draft was conducted during the Vietnam War, saying the rich could avoid being drafted using deferments not readily available to low-income people. McCain used the example of someone getting out of service for a bone spur, the reason for one of five deferments received by President Trump.
However, McCain says he is not calling the president a draft dodger.
Stan Barnes, president of Copper State Consulting Group, talks about McCain’s latest dust up with President Trump.
Barnes, who considers himself a friend of McCain‘s, thinks of McCain as a “man in full,” liberated to speak his mind in the twilight of his political career.