After recent news told of Sen. John McCain’s diagnosis of brain cancer, negative memes and links to questionable websites are circulating all over social media. They claim McCain was charged with treason for things he told the enemy while he was a prisoner-of-war during Vietnam. McCain was convicted of those charges and was sentenced to death, they say. He only got away with it because then-president Richard Nixon pardoned McCain, they claim. (See examples below.)
Those claims are completely, 100-percent, absolutely FALSE.