The Jones Act has never been in any danger.
John McCain is an American hero and a good man who has suffered mightily for his country. Most of us have seen the video of a young John McCain climbing out of his plane into the fire on the deck of an aircraft carrier with bombs cooking off. He stayed to help fight the fire and was wounded. The aircraft carrier was basically destroyed. He could have gone home, but instead he fought to be assigned to another ship. He was subsequently shot down and endured a long stay and horrendous torture in the Hanoi Hilton with greatly dignity and integrity. We saw the videos of him coming home a very broken man. He recovered and continued to serve his country with distinction in the Senate. He is very wrong about the Jones Act, and he has been wrong about that for years. There are plenty of other things I don’t agree with him about. However, he remains a great American. At 80 years old, brain cancer or not, he is in the final stages of life. With brain cancer undoubtedly sooner rather than later. I wish him and his family the best.