John McCain Just Asked For 74 Twitter Followers To Hit 3 Million And It Backfired Hilariously

This morning, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) took to Twitter to ask for 74 more followers in order to reach a milestone of three million.

Seriously waning in popularity since he voted for the Republican tax bill, Twitter opted to respond by launching a massive unfollow campaign instead.

Since the time of publication, McCain dropped from 2,999,926 to 2,987,408. In other words, since his public plea for more followers, he has hemorrhaged over 10,000 from his account and is losing hundreds more each minute.

Only days ago, McCain voted for the Republican tax measure, which is expected to raise taxes on those making less than $75,000, take away healthcare from 13 million Americans, and increase the national deficit by $1.44 trillion by the year 2027.

“After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to support the Senate tax reform bill. I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long overdue tax relief for middle class families,” McCain said in a released statement Thursday morning. “For months, I have called for a return to regular order, and I am pleased that this important bill was considered through the normal legislative processes, with several hearings and a thorough mark-up in the Senate Finance Committee during which more than 350 amendments were filed and 69 received a vote.”

The 479-page bill was released at 8:30 PM on Friday, and contained crossed-out pages and hand-written amendments in the margins. Only hours later, the Senate was forced to vote on the bill, despite the fact that no Senators had time to actually read the bill that would impact millions of Americans.

That hardly counts as the “regular order” McCain touted in his statement.

Further adding fuel to the fire is the fact that McCain has brain cancer and, as a Senator,  is being treated using his health insurance on the ACA marketplace, which is subsidized by the American taxpayer—all while voting to strip it from 13 million Americans.

The fact that McCain’s priority is getting Twitter followers on the heels of his vote to make regular Americans’ lives more difficult speaks volumes about this prominent Republican and the rest of his abhorrent party.

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Brian Tyler Cohen

Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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