John McCain Misses Libya Briefing While Criticizing Lack Of Briefing On Libya
Sometimes, you just can’t make this stuff up:
While Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was leading a press conference Wednesday to condemn the administration’s lack of transparency regarding the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, it turns out he could have been attending a classified briefing on the subject.
Due to what his office called a “scheduling error,” McCain accompanied Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday to demand before reporters a select committee of Congress to investigate the violence in Libya, rather than attend the scheduled 11 a.m. closed-door briefing for members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. At his press conference, McCain continued to rail on the president and his administration – including U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice – for botched handling of information in the aftermath of the attack.
Yes, it’s official. John McCain is in Cranky Old Man mode.