Our senior senator has made quite the issue of Benghazi, calling for a Watergate-type investigation. And he and his wingman Lindsay Graham have been all over the President about it the last two days.
But what do we find out today about McCain? Oops.
He ditched a classified briefing on the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
And didn’t like being questioned about it today.
Seems that a CNN reporter asked him about it (you can watch it here) and McCain, who yesterday called a reporter’s question the “stupidest I’ve ever heard,” went off on the CNN guy:
“I have no comment about my schedule and I’m not going to comment on how I spend my time to the media.”
When the CNN guy asked why he wouldn’t comment, McCain said, “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?”
Oooh, a little irritated, Senator?
Later, to “clarify,” his office said he had a “scheduling error.”
Really? On what he calls a Watergate-style problem, he misses a classified briefing?
Has the good senator become even less the maverick and more the partisan than ever before?
The answer’s obvious.
Look, the Obama team at the very least screwed up how they dealt with the post-Benghazi controversies, but a Watergate allusion without any proof at all — beyond the usual Fox Nation Conspiracy Theory De Jour — makes the senator look, well, small.
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Bio: Mike McClellan has lived in Arizona since 1967 where he attended high school and the University of Arizona. McClellan taught high school English for 36 years, including 30 years at at Dobson High School in Mesa. He has been a contributing columnist to both the East Valley Republic editions and the East Valley Tribune.