Will McCain eat his own words today during Senate torture vote?

The Senate is getting ready to vote on a key torture amendment today, making the Army field manual rules regarding torture apply to the entire government. At one point during the campaign McCain praised the Army field manual as the way to go – Life is not “24,” McCain said at the time. So how will McCain vote today? Will he support the Army field manual? Will he oppose it? Or will he just blow off the vote entirely on one of his signature issues that he claims he cares so much about?

Watch McCain talk about how supportive he is of the Army field manual on torture:

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PS The amendment’s author is Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. Now, Feinstein drives us nuts sometimes (okay, a lot of times) with her conservative votes. But sometimes she also does good. This is one of those times. Just worth mentioning.


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