Republican Senator John McCain was caught playing poker on his iPhone during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on whether we go to war with Syria. Here is the actual photo from the video below:
When asked about the poker-playing by CNN, McCain responded:
”The worst part was that I lost a thousand dollars!”
Yeah, that was the worst part of a US Senator playing poker during a debate on whether America goes to war.
McCain has been a longtime proponent of greater US involvement in the Syrian civil war. But apparently his penchant for war in the Middle East doesn’t hold a candle to his penchant for gambling during work hours on the public dole.
McCain-watchers might remember that this isn’t the first time John McCain has treated hearings about life and death in the Middle East with, how shall we put it, a lighter touch. Last year, McCain famously blew off a Benghazi hearing in order to hold a press conference calling for Benghazi hearings.
Jon Stewart has a few thoughts about McCain’s latest antics.