Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is lumbering toward the sobering conclusion that his allies in the Administration of President Barack Obama may not be able to dodge much more scrutiny over the IRS scandal – at least, not without some credible way of exonerating them.
On the Today show Monday, McCain used his typical incomplete-sentence stammer-speak to hint that a special counsel might be appropriate for investigating the IRS.
“It certainly – when you look at the people that were targeted, it might have been something different than accidental – but I think we ought to have hearings and I think that there may be an argument for a special counsel here,” he explained. “But, let’s, I think, wait and see…
“I think that’s the reason why we ought to have hearings, and in fact maybe even a select committee may be called for, given the questions surrounding this investigation,” he elaborated. “So I think we ought to wait and see how events unfold.
Bottom line: McCain was pained to say even that much, and will be among the very last of all Congressional Republicans to show real interest in leading the charge for a special counsel.