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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:38 PM

McCain Joining Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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McCain Joining Senate Foreign Relations Committee

IGOR BOBIC 4:20 PM EST, MONDAY DECEMBER 10, 2012

Foreign Policy's Josh Rogin reports that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is joining the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The former Republican nominee for president will also remain on the Senate Armed Services Committee, stepping aside for Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the next chair:

McCain, who finishes his six-year term as ranking Republican on the SASC this year, will not challenge Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) for the leadership post on the SFRC, but his presence will be felt, especially during the confirmation hearings, which could be especially contentious this time around if Rice is chosen as the nominee. Those nomination hearings would be chaired by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) -- that is, unless Kerry gets the nod himself.

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Reply McCain Joining Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
flpoljunkie Dec 2012 #1
4_TN_TITANS Dec 2012 #2
TForbster Dec 2012 #3
Coyotl Dec 2012 #5
karynnj Dec 2012 #12
L0oniX Dec 2012 #4
amandabeech Dec 2012 #8
L0oniX Dec 2012 #11
amandabeech Dec 2012 #15
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #18
cosmicone Dec 2012 #6
bucolic_frolic Dec 2012 #7
politicaljunkie41910 Dec 2012 #9
karynnj Dec 2012 #13
JI7 Dec 2012 #14
karynnj Dec 2012 #16
lexw Dec 2012 #10
WranglerRog Dec 2012 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:45 PM

1. Update: His spokesman writes in to say that next year's committee assignements are not yet final

McCain perhaps putting public pressure on McConnell to appoint him?

UPDATE: McCain spokesman Brian Rogers writes in to say that next year's committee assignments are not yet final and the leadership has the final say.

"Senator McCain has expressed interest in joining the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but no final decisions on committee assignments have been made," Rogers said.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/12/10/mccain_to_join_foreign_relations_committee_just_before_sec_state_hearing

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Response to flpoljunkie (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:50 PM

2. Mr. Bomb, Bomb Iran on Foreign Relations Committee?

Brilliant

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:28 PM

3. Stop Playing Politics McCain

 

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Response to TForbster (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:45 PM

5. Trying to make Kerry resign?

If I were John Kerry, I'd want a new job too instead of babysitting Old White Guy.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:38 PM

12. Among Kerry's many many skills and accomplishments, is that he was able to keep Mccain

calm and under control when they were both on the POW committee. Read McCain's book on that period in the Senate. It actually should have been used by one of the two men when he ran for President - Kerry, not McCain.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:43 PM

4. Jeeze ...any old white geezer guy can join!

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:22 PM

8. I don't see the problem with McCain as his skin tone or age.

It is his policies. He's a neo-con who wants to bomb every country on the planet if such country does anything that displeases conservatives here.

There are young people who have neo-con views. I haven't heard of a person of color that does, but any that might exist would be as reprehensible as McCain but would have the potential to screw up our foreign policy for many decades. McCain, eventually, will have to retire--I hope!

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:28 PM

11. Whatever. It doesn't get unnoticed by most of us that the GOP tends to not have women or minorities

but instead has more of its share of old racist pro Stepford anti women's rights white guys ...and for that I do see a problem with skin tone, age, ect.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:28 PM

15. It is very sorrowful that the Democratic Party

is now supporting rampant stereotyping.

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:28 AM

18. Kinda-sleezy had NeoCon views, I think - n/t

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:47 PM

6. This man is out to destroy his legacy

and any residual respect people like me had for his service.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:56 PM

7. Is he going to save Foreign Relations the way he saved Wall Street?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:31 PM

9. I thought he was term limited out from everything except the Agricultural Committee.

Someone had to have given up a seat for McCain to have it. I'd like to know who it was.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:40 PM

13. Jim DeMint will be leaving - so there is at least one open seat

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Response to karynnj (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:48 PM

14. and Lugar

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Response to JI7 (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:55 PM

16. Oops - How could I forget Lugar, who when the Republicans had the majority

was an excellent, fair, chair of the committee.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:55 PM

10. Your obsession with Rice not getting the job is starting to look suspicious, Senator.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:14 AM

17. Anyone who thinks John McCain

was ever an honorable man needs to google Dineh McCain.

A shameful criminal.

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