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Longtime US Senator John McCain was caught playing free to play online poker on his iPhone during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding potential American military action against Syria, causing many in the press to rib the military veteran.
McCain was caught playing the poker game by a Washington Post photographer during the three-and-a-half hour meeting, and made many evening news highlights as the press made light of the situation.
Commenting on his "poker scandal", McCain Tweeted:
Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 3, 2013
McCain also admitted that he was playing the game to get a break from the boredom that overcame him during the meeting in which US politicians are debating whether or not to launch a military strike against Syria, who the US government accuses of launching a nerve gas attack against its citizens.