John McCain and his sidekick, Lindsey Graham, are determined to get to the bottom of an entirely made-up scandal
BY ALEX PAREENE
Cranky, petulant John McCain is so, so mad about Benghazi these days. He is just furious at the Obama administration for … something. (For being the Obama administration, instead of the McCain administration.) And he cannot stop going on TV and complaining about how Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice blamed a “flash mob” for the attack on the American consulate, when in fact it was a terror attack, by terrorists. He is so busy going on TV and saying that, and demanding “Watergate hearings” into the thing Rice said, that he didn’t have time to read any news articles that explain that he is just wrong about what Rice said.
McCain not only hasn’t had time to not be totally wrong, he was so busy being on TV complaining that the Obama administration wasn’t telling him enough stuff about Benghazi that he missed a briefing on Benghazi that the Obama administration held for senators on the Homeland Security Committee, a committee McCain is on.
It looks like maybe McCain just didn’t want to go to the hearing where he would have learned more stuff about what happened in Benghazi because it wasn’t going to happen on TV, and no one would have been able to watch John McCain yell at someone for a while, about how terrible they are. CNN asked him why he skipped the briefing, and he just swore at them for a while.