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Arizona Sen. John McCain (Cronkite News Service photo by Brandon Brown)

Sen. John McCain has been formally named chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

McCain has been the senior Republican on the committee and with the Democrats losing control of the Senate in November’s elections he was in line for the top post. The full Senate gave unanimous consent for McCain’s post Wednesday evening.

The Arizona senator and former Navy pilot calls it a singular honor to lead the committee. He says the committee’s priority is to make sure the military has the leadership, training, and resources to achieve its mission and ensure it members return home safely.

The committee’s first hearing under McCain is next week. 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  1. Is McLame going to rehire all the brass 0 got rid of? Or just spend more $$?

    I sure hope AZ votes him out at the 1st chance we get.

    McManchurian is evil. At the Huffington Post I copied this quote from a 12/21/2012 article:

    “In November, a bipartisan group of Senators affixed an amendment to the NDAA that would have explicitly prohibited the military from detaining American citizens on US soil. But earlier this week, a House-Senate conference committee led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stripped away that measure.”

    Thus is the NDAA bill that McManchurian & a fellow ‘progressive’ liberal slid Indefinite Detention of US citizens into. No trial. No Due Process, just hold ’em as long as we want. Proof? Evidence? They don’t need no stinkin proof or evidence!!

    Rand Paul called what McLame & his Dem pal did “…an abomination.” RHINO Lindsay Graham supported the treason of McManchurian & his Dem prog helpmate.

    Very sad day when our own govt is the worst threat we face.

    SamFox

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