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  • mallorywm mallorywm Sep 4, 2013 12:19 PM Flag

    AP--John McCain polaces bets on video poker game durin War Discussion.

    AP-While the Senate talked about taking a big gamble in Syria, Sen. John McCain took time to place his bets on a video poker game.

    The hawkish Republican — who has advocated striking Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad — was caught by a photographer using an online poker app on his iPhone during a Senate Foreign Relations hearing about the Syrian civil war yesterday.

    He played as the Obama administration made the case for going all-in against the dictator.

    After a picture of McCain’s play time went viral, the senator was criticized for playing poker while war was being discussed.

    AFP/Getty Images

    STRAIGHT SHOOTER: Sen. John McCain tweeted this quip after being caught playing video poker during yesterday’s Syria hearing.

    He later dismissed critics in a tweet that said: “Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing — worst of all I lost!”

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