Skip to comments.AMERICAN MORNING: Discussion with Senator McCain ("I prefer outstanding senator to maverick")
Posted on 05/27/2005 4:45:16 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: The story of his life is a profile in courage, both political and personal. Before John McCain was a maverick senator, he was a Vietnam prisoner of war for six years in Hanoi. His book about that experience, "Faith Of My Fathers," is now being made into a TV movie. You'll see it this weekend, in fact. Senator McCain is back with us from Washington.
Nice to see you, Senator.
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R), ARIZONA: Thanks, Bill.
HEMMER: Do you... MCCAIN: I prefer outstanding senator to maverick.
HEMMER: Well, you can take whatever you like, all right? I want to talk about you being a movie star here in a moment. But first, John Bolton has been held up again.
HEMMER: What are you to make of this delay by Democrats again?
MCCAIN: Well, I think it was an ongoing dispute that's been going on for weeks now between the Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee, where they want certain documents from the administration. I think it's an interesting constitutional struggle. But I think it was a logical result of that dispute, the Democrats siding with two of their most senior members, Senator Dodd and Senator Biden. It does not affect the -- except psychologically -- this agreement that we made earlier on preserving -- preventing the nuclear option on the judges.
HEMMER: Does Bolton get finished next week, do you think?
MCCAIN: We're in recess next week. You know, we've been working way too hard. So we're in recess next week and I think that -- I think it'll come to a reasonable conclusion when we get back and be resolved.
HEMMER: All right, let's continue now with the outstanding senator out of Arizona. You know, do you remember seven years ago?
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