Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain said Monday he would lift a "hold" on the confirmation of James Clapper to be the Director of National Intelligence if he receives a report he's requested for the past 18 months.
Brooke Buchanan, McCain's spokeswoman, had said earlier in the day that the Arizona Republican would hold up a Senate vote on Clapper because he never received the report.
Later in the day, McCain said he received assurances he would get the report "tonight or tomorrow," and that once he gets it, he will lift his hold. McCain also said he was likely to vote for Clapper's confirmation.
"As an ex officio member of the intelligence committee and senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, I expect when people look me in the eye and say, 'I'll get a report over to you,' that it comes over," McCain said. "That's what I really care about. Congressional oversight."
What an idiot! Enough said!
Games, Games, Games, it's all games with the GOP.
McCain's has become a bitter shell of his former self.
Now, get off my lawn.
And who will be the first to complain about the Obama administration being "soft on terrorists" or "not having enough experience dealing with terrorists" when our national intelligence agencies fail? YOU GOT IT! McCAIN!!! and the rest of the "NO" Republicans
Is it more GOP obstructionism? The problem with crying wolf over and over again is that no one believes you when there is a real cause for alarm. Even if Sen. McCain has a legitimate reason for holding up this nomination, the whole world will see it as more politically-motivated stonewalling.
Sen. McCain and the rest of the GOP partisans: You made your bed, now LIE in it.
At least Mr. McCain is honest about his holds-he doesn't try to hide behind archaic, anti-citizen, anti-government-by-the-people loopholes. In his remaining time in office, it is very fitting for this gentleman to serve as a role model for civil behavior in the Houses of Congress.
Same old, Same old crap from McCain and Republicans. Hold up everything. And they want back in control to destroy the country a third time. If the Democrats had done this, we would have called every name in the book. McCain is anti American.
Some more the the GOP COOPERATION!
Gee, I'll bet this has nothing to do with the upcoming Arizona primary, where McCain might lose to a far right challenger. What a pathetic creature McCain has become.
More from the Party of NO that has got to go! John, you've gone worthless since you picked Pathetic Palin!
That's the ticket McCain. Make sure you put your party ahead of national security.
Republicans sure have a hard time walking the walk when it comes to putting the country first.
Now John – you've been out of the news for a while but please don't forget that the last election is O V E R !!!
And you wonder why President Obama does recess appointments. If the Rethuglicans would just let the man do his work, this country could move faster toward a better society. Retire John, retire.
Smells loke political posturing to me. . .
...er, that is "like" not loke...ooops, I pulled a Palin.
McCain would have been president had he not picked the Idiot from wasilla as his running mate.
What is in the report that McCain is asking for? Is it really that vital that McCain see the report? We need someone in there now and McCain is asking for a report which strikes me as being foolish.
Delay, stall, pretend that he cares, ask for special favors...then just vote "no" yet again anyways. Nice to know McFlip-Flop is so involved.
McCain continues to be loser and cares more about his precious political party.
I'm sad to be represented by this self serving idiot.
This is just Pathetic, games being played with peoples lives.
Johnny, you did enough damage to our country giving
Sarah Palin a platform. Now you release the confirmation so serious people can move on and get to work. Oh Yes, Tell the President your sorry and it will not happen again.
Arizona voters need to put a "hold" on voting for McCain in November until he admits to the country why he picked Palin for his running mate in 2008!!
Another recess appointment for Mr Obama. These republicans are a joke ! Mr President national security is more important than stupid politics. Appoint his when they are out of town. We support you on this.
Please my brothers and sisters in Az.
Fire John McCain this fall. Let's have the people's representitives again.
Fire All incumbents!
Vote Congress out, “you are fired” if they are in. Vote them out this fall no matter what party they belong to, and in the next election and every election going forward until they become the servants of the people once more.
This November tell Congress "You Are Fired!"