No Reason for Dark Rumors About Sen. McCain’s Walking Boot

By Tom Gilson Published on November 23, 2017

John McCain got “caught” switching sides. After treatment for a tear in his Achilles tendon, he was pictured in a photo with his walking boot on his right foot. Dark accusations are showing up on Twitter (via the Washington Examiner):

McCain explains:

Is his explanation believable? Yes.

I have some experience from which to answer this. I’m wearing a boot as I write this. I’ve had chronic foot problems for 20 years, the latest being a broken bone in my left foot. I’ve logged an estimated 15,000 to 18,000 hours wearing walking boots over the years. I think that might make me somewhat of an expert on the topic.

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Using crutches puts a lot of stress on your good foot. Even a knee walker can do that. Last week for a while I was wearing a boot on both my left foot and my right foot, to give my right foot some rest, and relieve some pain there.

So it’s very likely that Sen. McCain would have put his boot on the other foot, to rest it and to manage pain. 

There’s no reason to raise dark rumors.

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  • timeout31

    With John McCain, there is nothing but darkness. Sorry. Who really cares about John McCain? He does not care about his Arizona voters, and he definitely only cares about his own power. Put the boot on his head. That give us all a rest.

  • Roberta

    This is ridiculous. If the man is recovering from an Achilles tendon injury, the very last thing he needs to do is put any weight on the achilles tendon that’s trying to heal. There’s limited vascularity in that Achilles tendon, so it heals slower than muscle or skin tissue. The argument (It excuses) this author is making, are not valid.

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