Lou Dobbs criticizes Republicans 'undercutting' Trump on 'nasty remarks about John McCain'

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs on Wednesday chastised Republican lawmakers who have pushed back against President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE's latest torrent of criticism against the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainArizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Whoopi Goldberg wears 'my vice president' shirt day after inauguration Budowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated MORE (R-Ariz.).

Dobbs praised Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel for keeping the party unified before pivoting to criticize Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneySunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds GOP senators say only a few Republicans will vote to convict Trump MORE (R-Utah) for "undercutting this president because he made some nasty remarks about John McCain."

"There’s a reason for those nasty remarks." Dobbs said on his show. "There’s a history between those two men. And the people who are attacking — including [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden leans on Obama-era appointees on climate Kentucky Republican committee rejects resolution urging McConnell to condemn Trump impeachment Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack MORE — attacking the president for his views on John McCain is asinine."


Trump has in recent days gone after McCain, who died in August after a battle with brain cancer. The president has specifically targeted the Arizona Republican over his ties to a dossier of allegations about Trump and Russia as well as the late senator's 2017 vote against the repeal of ObamaCare. 

Trump escalated his attacks on Wednesday when he lamented that he was not thanked for giving McCain "the kind of funeral that he wanted."

"We sent him on the way, but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain," Trump said. Trump was not invited to McCain's funeral.

A number of Republican lawmakers came to McCain's defense on Wednesday, both before and after Trump's remarks about McCain's funeral. The president did not attend the services last year and was criticized after he waited to lower flags to half-staff in McCain's honor.

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) told a Georgia radio station that Trump's criticism of McCain was "deplorable" and showed a "lack of respect" for the Arizona Republican's military service.

McConnell (R-Ky.) praised McCain as a "rare patriot and genuine American hero."

"His memory continues to remind me every day that our nation is sustained by the sacrifices of heroes," he said in a tweet.