McCain blasts Democrats' 'hypocrisy' in leaks case
June 13th, 2012
05:03 AM ET

McCain blasts Democrats' 'hypocrisy' in leaks case

By Ted Barrett

Sen. John McCain on Tuesday accused Democrats of "hypocrisy" for opposing the appointment of a special counsel to investigate recent national security leaks, saying they supported such independent investigations in the past when Republicans were in the White House.

McCain's comments came on the same day he pushed for a Senate vote calling for a special counsel but was blocked by Democrats. He spoke to reporters after being told Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-California, preferred the investigation be carried out by two U.S. attorneys appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder.

"I am shocked, shocked. I am shocked to hear Sen. Feinstein now opposes" a special counsel, McCain said in a voice thick with sarcasm.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, defended the Democrats' handling of the leaks and said it was the actions of Republicans like McCain that are "strictly political."

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  9. Joe L

    This is what you get, Dems, when you nominate a junior senator for President. Told you so.

    OMG = Obama Must Go!

    DOWN with King Barack the First!

    June 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Reply
  10. mctampa

    Its interesting that everyone assumes the leaks came from the white house, don't you know that congressional leaders get the same briefings? The leaks could just as easily come from them.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:52 am | Reply
  11. mctampa

    Time for this angry old man to retire before he does any more damage to his reputation than he already has. Guess what John, you lost and its over.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
  12. michaelfury

    Thus spake John "Popular Mechanics" McCain.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
  13. conandoyle

    McCain should have retired two elections ago. He's a joke.

    He's also one of the people privy to the information that was leaked – which makes HIM as likely a source for the leaks as anyone.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply
    • Valerie Furr

      No sorry to say I just read some more inside articles. It was Obama doing some dirty things as usual and trying to keep it in secret. When will you people learn he is against you not for you. McCain is only trying to bring the truth to the American people about our great leader.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  14. DAVID

    its like watergate

    June 13, 2012 at 8:46 am | Reply
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    the obama leaks will add to the many reasons why obama will not be elected . people involved in leaking the info will go to jail.

    June 13, 2012 at 8:44 am | Reply
    • Valerie Furr

      He needs to resign but people just keep thinking he is a saint or something and he just keeps lying or paying his way out of his dirty stuff he does.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  16. johnc

    Now let's see, Andy...we got some chickens mission' hyeah...let's have Amos see if deys in da lodge hall.

    June 13, 2012 at 8:38 am | Reply
  17. Rational Libertarian

    I hate Democrats, but I REALLY hate Republicans.

    June 13, 2012 at 5:50 am | Reply

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