Friday, March 14, 2014

Sobered Arizona Senators Flake, McCain Covering Sunday News Shows Upon Return From Ukraine

Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain (both R's) will split up to tackle two of the Sunday morning news shows upon their return from Ukraine.  Flake is quoted this afternoon as saying the visit has been "sobering".

Both are part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation of 8 Senators there right now.  "Hours after (they) arrive back home", McCain will join CNN's State of the Union host Candy Crowley.  Meanwhile, Flake will head to NBC's studios to appear on Meet the Press (along with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who is co-leading the delegation).

McCain has tweeted several photos of their visits and meetings today, including this one at a shrine by the Maidan.  (See more at

Flake was quoted in a new report up on the New York Times' website this afternoon: “It’s pretty sobering to come here,” said Senator Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican. “I saw the bullet holes in the lamp posts. It speaks to the great determination of the Ukrainian people. And that determination will be needed in the coming weeks and months.”

And of course, before leaving yesterday, McCain excoriated fellow Republicans in the Senate who held up an aid package for Ukraine in an effort to put a halt to new IRS rules about 501(c)(4)'s and political activity.

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