RIVERSIDE, California (CNN) - On the day Hillary Clinton returned to the Senate for the first time since abandoning her presidential bid, her Senate Republican colleague John McCain said Clinton will probably come back to her day job with greater political clout.
“I think, if I had to guess, that the fact that the she ran an honorable and incredibly long and dedicated campaign for the nomination of her party would indicate to me that she would probably return to the United States Senate with enhanced prestige and enhanced influence,” McCain told reporters at a press conference here.
He also praised Clinton for her work on military matters since joining the legislative body in 2001.
“I think that Senator Clinton has already attained a position of leadership in the United States Senate,” he said. “She works hard at her job. She is a very important member of the Armed Services Committee and I have worked together wither her on a variety of national security issues.”