McCain said Friday that he does not expect to make his decision ďfor the next few weeks,Ē and much will depend on how the committee lineup shakes out on Foreign Relations and other Senate committees. ďIt would be like my third or fourth committee,Ē he noted, which would require a waiver from Republican leadership, though thatís something he thinks he could get. McCain currently serves on Armed Services; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Indian Affairs.
The Foreign Relations slot should be there if he wants it ó and if the leadership acquiesces. Of the nine Republicans currently on the panel, the only two who are highly likely to return next year are Corker and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.