Arizona Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain has been caught playing a video game on his iPhone during the crucial debate as to whether to USA goes to war in Syria.
McCain, a key player on the Republican side and a longtime advocate of war with Syria before apparently changing horses midstream was snapped playing the game by the Washington Post before taking to Twitter
to try and face his astonishingly unfocused action off. He stated:
"Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!" he tried to joke as the debate raged about the lives of service people and civilians.The Washington Post caption is telling as hell:
"Senator John McCain plays poker on his IPhone during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing where Secretary of State JohnKerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify concerning the use of force in Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Tuesday, September 3, 2013. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)"
The game being played? Poker of course.
We're going to be fascinating to see how McCain votes on the next anti-gaming bill because surely video games can't make people lose focus or become more likely to, in this case, gamble dangerously?