Go Down Gambling: Senator Plays Online Poker While Senate Debates Bombing Syria

While the U.S. Senate debates on whether to give President Barack Obama the authority to bomb Syria (which some in the Administration say the President doesn't need anyway), one Senator was caught by a New York Daily News reporter finding a little distraction on his iPhone.

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain later told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that, while he gives his colleagues rapt attention when debating issues of importance like the situation in Syria, sometimes he gets a little bored. He dealt with his boredom by playing some online poker.

He later joked that he lost "thousands of dollars" in that game, which Blitzer thought was "real money," but McCain said that it was a hit to his in-game virtual fortune…

A video of the Senator playing an unidentified online poker game can be seen to your left.


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