John McCain, former presidential candidate and longtime opponent of torture responded to Trump’s debate night comments about waterboarding.

“Well, if you believe the Geneva convention, which prohibits it, if you believe the 93-3 vote we took in the Senate, which prohibiting waterboarding and other forms of torture…all of us admire general David Petraeus. Let me give you his quote — “our nation has paid a high price in recent decades for the information gained by the use of techniques beyond those in the field manual which prohibits it and in my view the price paid fair outweighed the value of the information gained through the use of techniques beyond those in the manual.”

Of course, Trump will not be interested in taking the advice from Senator McCain as he has already denied McCain’s status as a war hero and called him a loser. This is the difference between an informed Republican and a useless pretender.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at