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Angry John McCain Flips Out When Questioned About Skipping Classified Benghazi Briefing

AFTER GOING out of his way to rant about the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi terrorist attack, Senator John McCain skipped out on a classified briefing on the attack on Wednesday. When asked about it by a CNN producer, McCain went off.

From CNN:

When CNN approached McCain in a Capitol hallway Thursday morning, the senator refused to comment about why he missed the briefing, which was conducted by top diplomatic, military and counter-terrorism officials. Instead, McCain got testy when pressed to say why he wasn’t there.

“I have no comment about my schedule and I’m not going to comment on how I spend my time to the media,” McCain said.

Asked why he wouldn’t comment, McCain grew agitated: “Because I have the right as a senator to have no comment and who the hell are you to tell me I can or not?”

This arrogant response is representative of the entitlement of an elite group of politicians who think the media doing its job is an insulting intrusion on their privilege. It’s obscene.

McCain’s excuse was a “scheduling conflict.”

Known for having a very short fuse, this is another instance where McCain is caught lecturing someone else about not doing their job when he’s not doing his. Being caught out on his hypocrisy embarrassed him, which it should.

Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee briefing on Benghazi included McCain, and of course he plans to be present during the closed-door session with former CIA Director David Petraeus on Friday. It’s all stars on deck for that one.

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8 Responses to Angry John McCain Flips Out When Questioned About Skipping Classified Benghazi Briefing

  1. fangio November 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    I don’t think McCain is going to make it to the end of his term; there is something very wrong with this guy. Judging by todays events ( worldwide ) I’m not sure he and others will make it to the end of 2013.

  2. Solo November 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    Hatred is like a boomerang, it always comes back at the people who perpetrate it! Cons like McCain are having a hard time dealing with the reality that the people they use to win elections campaigning against are now the majority! When McCain was born people like Susan Rice were servants who worked in his house but now they are ambassadors to the UN!

  3. james richardson November 16, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    When will Luke Russert ask him if he’s too old to serve?

    • ladywalker68 November 16, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      HA!

    • secularhumanizinevoluter November 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

      Oh SNAP!!! Z Snap with a talk to da HAND!!!!!

  4. DaGoat November 16, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    Inexcusable that he should miss the briefing after his comments this week.

  5. ladywalker68 November 16, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    I think McCain is losing it. Somebody needs to break the news to him that this is 2012, not 2008 and that he already lost a long time ago.

  6. secularhumanizinevoluter November 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Inexcusable, disingenuous, hypocritical down right disgustingly dishonest….in otherwords standard repugnantklan/teabagger/UBERChristian behavior.

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