David Letterman’s top 10 John McCain poker excuses (VIDEO)

September 5, 2013

After Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was photographed by The Washington Post playing poker on his smartphone during a hearing on Syria Tuesday, he explained that he just needed a break. CBS's David Letterman offered up 10 more excuses for McCain Wednesday, including, "Someone has to win back our $17 trillion."

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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