Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor today to push a resolution urging Attorney General Eric Holder to create a more independent probe into the leaks of classified information.
In his floor speech today, McCain yet again did not mince words in attacking the Obama administration’s approach to discussing national security issues. McCain told an anecdote of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who apparently told a national security advisor to “shut the ‘f’ up” about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
“He responded by saying to the national security adviser ‘shut the “f” up,’” McCain said of Gates, about the White House’s “communication strategy” following the mission. “That is a devastating comment and leads one to the suspicion that things were done improperly in the revelation of these most important and sensitive programs that were being carried out and are ongoing to this day.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.