This is not the John McCain who used to have the media as his base. Asked why he didn’t attend a classified briefing on the Benghazi attack, he lashed out at CNN’s Ted Barrett.
“I have no comment about my schedule and I’m not going to comment on how I spend my time to the media.”
Asked why he wouldn’t comment, McCain grew agitated: “Because I have the right as a senator to have no comment and who the hell are you to tell me I can or not?”
When CNN noted that McCain had missed a key meeting on a subject the senator has been intensely upset about, McCain said, “I’m upset that you keep badgering me.”