John McCain

Republican U.S. Senator from Arizona

John McCain - Republican U.S. Senator from Arizona

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  • Do you hear that noise? It's the sound of crickets from the birther community after Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Why, you may ask, should there be any noise from this community over Senator Cruz's eligibility to run for President in 2016? Well, that's because Senator Cruz, unlike President Obama, actually wasn't born in the United States.
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  • Don't worry Democrats--everything is going to be alright! We will live to see another day regardless of the agony you are feeling right now. It was a tough night for Democrats, but all is not lost. Now we can all sit back and watch the Republican party implode before our very eyes. I imagine it is going to be rather fun to watch.
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  • Senator McCain was formally censured by the Arizona Republican Party because his voting record in the Senate was considered too liberal by the members. The censure resolution needed the signature of twenty percent of attendees to be able to go to the floor for a vote and was then approved by a voice-vote of the entire committee.
  • Senator John McCain, one of the most ardent and vocal supporters of a United States military strike in Syria, was caught playing video poker on his phone during a Senate hearing on President Obama's request to use military force in Syria. Senator McCain has been front and center calling for the US to respond with force to send Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a strong message after it was determined that his government used chemical weapons against its own citizens, but seems to have been unconcerned about the witness testimony from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, along with Secretaries Kerry and Hagel.
  • Senator McCain unknowingly posed for a photograph with a known rebel kidnapper during his unannounced visit to Syria. Mr. McCain was shown standing next to Mohammad Nour, the chief spokesman and photographer for the Northern Storm Brigade, which is the group that is responsible for kidnapping eleven Lebanese Shiite pilgrims just over one year ago. Senator McCain's spokesman claimed ignorance and said that the man introduced himself as Anwar Ibrahim.
  • Senator McCain reached the height of hypocrisy and showed his true intentions regarding the Benghazi attacks when he held a press conference at the same time as a classified briefing was being held on the subject. When Mr. McCain was approached by a CNN reporter inquiring why he decided to skip the hearing to have a press conference, he first tried to state he had no comment and then lashed out at him by stating “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?”
  • When the McCain/Palin ticket failed to win, both McCain and Palin expected to give a concession speech. It was revealed that the McCain aides 'literally turned the lights out on Palin when she retook the stage later that night to take pictures with her family, fearing that she would give the concession speech after all.' Another McCain aide who had left the scene is said to have phoned a colleague and yelled: 'Get control of her! Get her ass off the stage.'
  • McCain became enmeshed in a scandal during the 1980s as one of five United States Senators comprising the so-called Keating Five. Between 1982 and 1987, McCain had received $112,000 in lawful political contributions from Charles Keating Jr. and his associates at Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, along with trips on Keating's jets that McCain belatedly repaid in 1989. In 1987, McCain was one of the five senators whom Keating contacted in order to prevent the government's seizure of Lincoln, and McCain met twice with federal regulators to discuss the government's investigation of Lincoln.

John McCain Marital History

DateTypeSummary
1980 APRDivorceJohn McCain was divorced from Carol Shepp in 1980
1979InfidelityJohn McCain began dating his second wife in 1979 while he was still married to Carol Shepp
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