On Morning Joe Wednesday morning, MSNBC political analyst Chuck Todd addressed the heated back-and-forth between Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in a Senate hearing yesterday, in which McCain declared Kerry’s various (and admittedly ambitious) foreign policy initiatives failures. Todd said such a public verdict was more the work of a pundit than a politician.
“I’m surprised that McCain is being public about declaring something dead,” Todd said. “That’s what a pundit says, an analyst says. It’s surprising that the U.S. Senator — it felt more personal…There seems to be something more missing that we don’t know.
“We know that McCain wants a more robust, more aggressive policy,” Todd continued. “But that was on another level…And McCain may be right, by the way. I think [the Israeli/Palestinian peace talk] is closer to dead than alive. But it is interesting — why would you do that at a hearing and embarrass the Secretary of State in a public stage like that?”
Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:
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