McCain admits to iPhone gaming during Syria hearing

US Senator John McCain has admitted playing a game on his iPhone during a Senate hearing in which Secretary of State laid out the case for intervention in Syria.

McCain sent the following tweet after a photograph purporting to show him playing poker was widely circulated on social media.

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Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!

Read: Senator John McCain backs Obama decision on Syria

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