Courtesy of CNN:
Most of the Republican members of a Senate committee investigating the terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, skipped an classified briefing by administration officials on the incident Wednesday, CNN has learned.
The missing lawmakers included Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who at the time of the top-secret briefing held a press conference in the Capitol to call for the creation of a Watergate-type special Congressional committee to investigate how and why the attack took place.
McCain, who has accused President Barack Obama of not telling the truth about the Benghazi attack, said that even though there are several committees involved in the probe, only a select committee could streamline the information flow and resolve the "many unanswered questions" about the tragedy.
When CNN approached McCain in a Capitol hallway Thursday morning, the senator refused to comment about why he missed the briefing, which was conducted by top diplomatic, military and counter-terrorism officials. Instead, McCain got testy when pressed to say why he wasn't there.
"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?”
This is John McCain in a nutshell: "If the administration does not know everything about this incident they are unqualified idiots.What? I missed a briefing where the administration was going to tell me everything they know about this incident? Well you are an idiot for asking me why I did not attend! Now get those damn kids off my lawn!"
Jesus if my dog were as temperamental and irrational as John McCain I would have it put to sleep.
You know it is VERY telling that MOST of the Republican members of the Senate committee investigating the attacks did not show up for the briefing. It is almost like they don't want to learn the actual facts of exactly how the Obama administration handled the situation.
After all learning REAL information might screw up their ability to declare to the Fox News viewers that the administration behaved incompetently. Couldn't have that, now could we?