Sen. John McCain — a Democrat?
There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol.
As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
Saying he “had to give a speech,” McCain was eyed walking away sporting a big grin.
To be clear: I opened the wrong door, looked in and saw the President, said "my mistake" and everybody laughed. Lighten up everybody...— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 31, 2013
Obama scheduled Wednesday powwows with House and Senate Democrats just ahead of Congress’ five-week recess.
McCain has emerged as a dealmaker in talks with Democrats, and has had numerous dustups this year with the Tea Party wing of the GOP. At one point he memorably described Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as “wacko birds.”
The senator on Wednesday joked it would a "difficult choice" for him if Paul and Democrat Hillary Clinton were to face off for the presidency in 2016.
— Carlo Munoz contributed.
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