© 2022 St. Louis Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Sen. McCain Caught Playing Poker During Syria Hearing

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Five years ago today, Senator John McCain accepted the Republican presidential nomination. The Vietnam veteran remains a leading voice. Yesterday, McCain attended a hearing on war in Syria. And during that Senate hearing a Washington Post photographer captured him playing poker on his phone. McCain confessed on Twitter: Worst of all, I lost, he said. People were so upset, they interrupted what they were doing to send replies on their phones.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Send questions and comments about this story to feedback@stlpublicradio.org.