Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, says he is satisfied with answers the White House provided to his and other senators' questions about Benghazi and that he is now in negotiations to get answers about defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel's finances that other GOP senators are seeking.
"I think it was an adequate response, yes," McCain said about the Benghazi matter. "We are working on and having negotiations now trying to smooth this thing out and get it done."
Asked if the satisfactory response on Benghazi was enough for him to vote to break the filibuster McCain indicated not yet.
"We are working on trying to get a path forward to try to have the questions answered and the vote and Hagel getting his vote," McCain said, referring to questions from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and GOP senators about the sources of Hagel's income in the years after he left the Senate.
McCain said if the answers are provided there won't be a need for a vote to break the filibuster and he hopes the Senate can move directly to a confirmation vote on Hagel – a vote that only needs 51 votes to succeed.
"I have said all along that we have to have the concerns of senators addressed. That I'm hopeful we can get those concerned addressed and still move forward with a 51-vote vote because we have never required 60 votes of a defense secretary," McCain said.