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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.