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  1. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago


    WASHINGTON (CNN) - Most of the Republican members of a Senate committee investigating the terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, skipped an important classified briefing by administration officials on the incident Wednesday, CNN has learned.
    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?"

    When CNN noted that McCain had missed a key meeting on a subject the senator has been intensely upset about, McCain said, "I'm upset that you keep badgering me."

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    Wasn't he the one who made a big deal about this in the first place? He should have been there. I watched an interview with Condoleeza Rice and McCain and he looked flustered that she agreed with Susan Rice's account.

    1. tammybarnette profile image60
      tammybarnetteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Stacie, Wow the audacity of McCain and the other R members, refusing to attend so they can form a committee of their own, no doubt, too twist and manipulate facts to build an impeachment case against Obama.

      I haven't seen the Condolezza Rice interview, but I am so happy to hear she spoke out to defend Susan Rice, and I am sure this did knock the wind out of McCains sails lol

    2. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well I am not sure about math these days since Obamanomics took hold, but 3 out of 8 is not most. Maybe I am being picky, but if 5 out of 8 missed, now that is most.

      So CNN is upset and had to question McCain why he missed this hearing out of the tens of thousands he went to during his career but it appears they are OK that Obama has missed 55% of his intelligence hearings without one question being asked during his short career

      Honestly, if I was in Washington these days I would tear into the media at every opportunity I could.  They had a lot to say and deeply reported over a sex scandal, so much so we all know more about a sex scandal that harms no one than we do about a raid that killed 4 Americans. All one with an open honest mind needs to do is compare notes. Check out Charlene Lambs testimony, CIA timeline, military timeline and the truth will set you free. Wonder why the press is saying nothing about it.   

      "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?"

      Seems he did not blow up initionally as reported but as he was badgered by the reporter he grew agitated. I wonder i this reporter has the stones to badger the President in the same fashion.

      Both sides need to get over this petty crap and concentrate on the job at hand.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    McCain looks like a jerk. People are publicly worrying about his mental state.
    Screaming up and down that "we need more information" but then not attending the very meeting where he would get that information. Really, John?
    There has got to be more to this than meets the eye.

    Even the hardline stance of McCain and Graham to do everything in their power to block Susan Rice from becoming SOS is a curious posture. Obama has not even nominated her. Perhaps they are goading him into nominating her. Becauce who they really want in there is John Kerry. That would conveniently leave on MA Senate seat open. And let's see now. Can we think of a MA senate candidate who might jump to take it? Someone who jumped to take Teddy Kennedy's seat?
    Yes, I think we sure can.
    When called point blank on the obvious parallels between Condoleeza Rice as the face person for WMDS (which turned out to be wrong information) and Susan Rice as face person for the Benghazi attack being started by the "video" (which turned out to be wrong, or at least partially wrong information), the R's flat-out refuse to see that they are exactly the same.
    Because the facts and history do not line up with their agenda.
    In other words, they're at it again, folks.

    Not quite sure how or why all this vitriol is directed against Susan Rice. They must have something else in mind here. They're going to blow this Benghazi "coverup" into a full-on Watergate investigation if given half a chance. I'm sure the real truth is more covert and more ridiculous and insidious than the average person can grasp. But they absolutely have a motive here.

    Doesn't bode real well for cooperating with President Obama on pulling us back from the fiscal cliff, now does it?

  3. peoplepower73 profile image94
    peoplepower73posted 6 years ago

    What difference does it make whether the attacks were prompted by a movie video or by terrorists? Knowing what happened is not going to stop it from happening again with all the global turmoil in the world today.  The chances are pretty good that it will happen again.  As far as impeaching Obama, these people don't think things through.  If Obama is impeached, they get Biden.

    All of this is right wing posturing for the next election.  They have started their campaign early.  They don't care about the greater good of the country.  It's all about the party.  They want to change, but I believe that it is the nature of today's republican to not change. Today's conservative hates change. Their mantra is "I want my country back and we can do a better job, once we get back in office."  But in the mean time, they will do everything they can to discredit Obama and his administration. That's what I call real patriotism...not!

  4. kathleenkat profile image79
    kathleenkatposted 6 years ago

    I don't see why it would matter whether McCain attended that meeting. That he previously ran for President makes no difference, in my opinion, as to how important he is compared to other senators. Perhaps it was a previously-scheduled press conference.

    1. Greekgeek profile image90
      Greekgeekposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The problem is that he was holding a press conference to rant about how he wasn't getting information on Benghazi... During the meeting with the CIA and Pentagon to get information about Benghazi.

      If he really cared about the topic, wouldn't getting the information matter more to him than holding a press conference to rant about how he wasn't getting it?


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