McCain caught playing poker in Syria hearings; his unbelievable tweet sparks outrage

McCain Poker
Photo credit: Melina Mara/The Washington Post

While he may already have decided his stance on the Syrian conflict, the least U.S. Sen. John McCain could have done was pay attention during Tuesday’s hearings on the arguments for and against an attack on the rogue country – instead of playing poker on his iPhone.

Nabbed by Washington Post photographer Melina Mara, McCain was caught red-handed in a photo showing him in the middle of a game.

Once he realized the shot had made the rounds on Twitter, McCain tweeted a response:

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That created a frenzy in the Twitter-verse, with #ThingsJohnMcCainCouldDoDuringSyriaWarHearings trending throughout the evening:

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One of the most popular – and most frequent – suggestions was this:

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