McCain — who indicated he’d like to sit on the prestigious committee, although he needs Senate leaders to, you know, agree first — was spotted doing a sit-down interview Tuesday with CNN’s Piers Morgan in the Foreign Relations committee’s stately hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. McCain’s already got a perch on the Armed Services committee, but as a member of the foreign relations panel, he’d get a chance to grill whoever President Obama nominates to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.
He hasn’t gotten the official nod yet, but the onetime presidential candidate got a chance to check out his potential new work environment during the taped interview with Morgan on Tuesday morning. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said the location was a mere coincidence that had nothing to do with his boss’s desire to sit on the committee. “It was just a room to use,” he says.