McCain Ridicules White House 'Apology' for Failing to Notify Congress on Prisoner Swap
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) ridiculed the White House's apology to Congress for not informing them about the decision to trade five Taliban enemy combatants in exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
“Well that’s wonderful, then everything’s OK,” McCain said sarcastically to reporters. “Everything’s ok now that they apologized, I don’t see the why we need to pursue it further.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein indicated to reporters on Tuesday that she received a call from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken apologizing for failing to inform Congress about the deal.
McCain went on to criticize president Obama for his foreign policy, including his 2008 promise not to engage in negotiations with terrorists.
“President Obama has said so many things over the years, that I no longer pay attention,” McCain added.
McCain admitted that even when he was running against Obama in 2008, he never thought Obama’s record on foreign policy would be as bad as it is now.
“No. I never did,” he said shortly.