As posted on the Maddowblog, John McCain seems to have developed a habit lately of missing meetings so he can run before cameras to complain about what he didn't learn in those meetings.
This week, only a few minutes after it started, McCain left the Senate Armed Services Committee meeting dealing with the latest developments in Iraq. He ran right to the cameras to proclaim "this is the greatest threat since the Cold War." If that's the case, why didn't he stay in the meeting?
He also abruptly left a classified briefing on the prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl, the recently released POW in Afghanistan, to complain to the media about how little he knew about the situation.
And in 2012 he held a press conference complaining about the lack of information he'd received about the Benghazi attack. But he chose to hold that meeting during the exact time the Obama Administration was holding a Benghazi briefing that he was invited to attend.
This is the same John McCain who, just a couple of months ago, stated clearly -- on tape before cameras -- that he was in favor of the prisoner swap to free Prisoner of War Bowe Bergdahl. Of course, the minute President Obama accomplished exactly that, McCain reversed course and promptly lambasted the administration for freeing Bergdahl.
Tell you what, John: how about you stop running to the cameras and start running to the meetings you're supposed to attend? Maybe you'd have more of a clue and less to whine about.
You came this close to being the latest Republican Jackass of the Week.