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John McCain’s Counterterrorism Contretemps

McCain discussed Yemen on Patrick's radio program. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
McCain discussed Yemen on Patrick's radio program. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

“Yeah, you know, Yemen falls to the Houthis, and we’re talking about football.”  

— Sen. John McCain, asked on Dan Patrick’s radio program if he had spoken to fellow senators about the controversy over whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs in their AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. This year’s Super Bowl, featuring the Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, will be played in the Arizona Republican’s home state.  

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