John McCain was supposed to attend a classified briefing on Wednesday, but he missed it because he was too busy slamming Obama over his belated response to the Libyan attack. The senator, who was expected to respond to various questions related to the Benghazi attack as a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, chose to skip the meeting, the Inquisitr informs.
Officials from the State Department, the Pentagon, the CIA and the National Counterterrorism Center organized a three-hour briefing on Wednesday in order to put together the missing pieces of the Libyan attack on September 11. John McCain was supposed to attend the briefing as a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He, nevertheless, chose to spend the three hours investigating the White House’s response to the Benghazi attack instead of taking part in the briefing.
The senator declared that it was impossible for him to meet the officials as a result of a “scheduling conflict”. He was replaced by the other members of the committee who were forced to answer various questions about the situation. McCain considered that criticizing the White House’s response to the attack was much more important than the briefing itself.
He first voiced his dissatisfactions during a recent press conference. John McCain declared back then that he finds it very odd that there are still many unanswered questions even though two months have gone by since the Benghazi attack. Although he promised to observe the recommendations that the administration will make, McCain thinks the Congress should conduct its own investigation about the attack.
Some analysts have stated that McCain might have found the answers he was looking for during the Wednesday’s briefing. Susan Collins, on the other hand, claims the meeting was too shallow to help the committee solve the problem they are now facing with. Despite this, he doesn’t agree with McCain’s decision to form a new committee because the Senate and the Intelligence Committees are already taking care of the matter.