Today, on NBC’s Meet the Press, our old buddy John McCain responded to a simple question about Benghazi with a bizarre non-sequitor attack on host Dick Gregory. The host wanted to know what McCain actually thought the administration had covered up about the attacks on Benghazi. Rather than answer the question, he deflected it by accusing Gregory of not caring about the four people. It was the sort of petulant non-answer you would expect from someone who doesn’t have an answer.
Today the United States Senate broke with 200+ years of tradition, and not in a good way. By a vote of 40 to 58, they failed to invoke cloture in the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. That’s fancy Senate-speak for not being able to force an up and down vote on the nomination. Cloture votes typically occur when Senate is trying to overcome a filibuster by the minority. According to Senator Graham, this wasn’t really a filibuster, just a delay.
Looks like, quacks like, you know the rest.
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, and John McCain of Arizona, are the Senate’s “Three Stooges” on the subject of the fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 of last year. They keep picking at a scab and pretending it’s an open wound, insisting that some very answered questions about that day remain unanswered. Continue reading
This past week, former Senator Charles Hagel began hearings on his nomination to serve as the third Secretary of Defense under President Obama. The President must believe that Hagel is the man for the job, because it was almost inevitable that the nomination would be controversial on both sides of the aisle. Continue reading