MOSCOW, September 4 (RIA Novosti) — US Senator John McCain played poker on his mobile telephone during a Senate hearing on the United States’ possible use of force in Syria, Washington Post reported.
The daily posted a picture that shows hands of McCain holding his iPhone and playing poker on Tuesday during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing, which was attended by Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.
After the article with the picture was released in the daily, McCain wrote in his Twitter: “Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!”
The United States says it is confident that an alleged Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs was carried out by the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and US President Barack Obama is lobbying US lawmakers to support punitive military action against Syrian targets in response.