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McCain: Shaheen is not ‘a serious member’ of Senate Armed Services Committee

McCain: Shaheen is not ‘a serious member’ of Senate Armed Services Committee

In an usually stark assessment of a U.S. Senate colleague, Arizona Sen. John McCain on Monday said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has not been “a serious member” of the Senate Armed Services Committee.“I don’t see her at very many of the hearings. I’ve not seen her propose any amendments or proposals that have to do with national security,” McCain said after appearing with GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown at the American Legion Post No. 3 in Nashua.“I did work with her on an issue of getting the interpreters from Iraq back to the United States, but aside from that, I have not seen her really active in the committee,” said McCain, who is also a member of the committee.With the election only eight days away and control of the Senate on the line, McCain sharpened his rhetoric against Shaheen in comparison to a prior visit.In August, McCain told the New Hampshire Journal in an interview Shaheen has been “independent in many areas, and in many other areas she has been a strong supporter of the President. Obamacare is probably the best example.”McCain said in August that during that particular visit, “I’m not going to be there campaigning against Jeanne Shaheen, but I’ll be there trying to help a close associate in Scott Brown,” who at that point still faced primary opposition.The final week of the campaign kicked into gear with Brown being joined by McCain and Sen. Kelly Ayotte in Nashua, while Shaheen headed north to Berlin and Laconia.

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