Anderson Cooper spoke with Senator John McCain about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria two years after civilian protests began, leading to a brutal crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad and a violent conflict between government forces and the opposition.
They also discussed the issue of same-sex marriage in light of Republican Senator Rob Portman's announcement that he now supports gay marriage because his 21-year-old son is gay. McCain says he respect's Portman's decision, but disagrees because of his religious beliefs.
Sen. McCain says he accepts blame for the spending cuts but thinks Pres. Obama should lead to protect the defense budget.
Republicans look to rebrand and attract Latino voters with a possible new bipartisan immigration reform bill. CNN's chief political analyst Gloria Borger, Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher, and Republican consultant Margaret Hoover discuss.
Sen. McCain and others are now willing to compromise on illegal immigration reform to court more Latino voters. Anderson Cooper is Keeping them Honest.
Anderson Cooper asks Sen. John McCain how he thinks the U.S. should act to prevent the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
President Obama fires back at Senator John McCain after he criticizes Ambassador Susan Rice over her statements about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said on CNN on Wednesday that his support for Richard Mourdock was dependent on an apology from the Republican Senate candidate for his remarks that pregnancies caused by rape are intended by God.
"It depends on what he does," McCain said on AC360°. He was answering Anderson's question about whether he still considered himself in Mourdock's corner after the comments on rape and pregnancy, which came at a debate Tuesday.
"If he apologizes and says he misspoke and he was wrong and asks the people to forgive him, I would be the first," the 2008 presidential nominee said, adding that he had made mistakes and asked for people's forgiveness after owning up to his transgressions.
On AC360 Wednesday, Sen. John McCain responds to Hillary Clinton telling reporters that an accountability review board will look at all aspects of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. She made a point of saying that they won't be "cherry-picking" stories and documents about the incident. Clinton was referring to e-mails sent on the day of the assault to the White House, State Department and FBI identifying an Islamist group as taking credit, which they later denied.
"I'm all for a thorough and complete investigation, but certain facts are known and there continues to be contradictions within the government. And we now find out, we members of Congress, rather than being briefed, we find out from the news media," said McCain. He told Anderson he doesn't expect that the results of the review board will be made public until after the November 6 election.
Sen. John McCain on Wednesday said Mitt Romney missed an opportunity to go after the president over Libya in the second presidential debate.
Asked whether Romney failed to press President Barack Obama on the administration's handling of last month's consulate attack, the Arizona senator said "in a way, he did" on AC360.
During the debate, Obama said he referred to the Libya attack as an "act of terror" the day after the violence last month. Romney disputed the claim, sparking a fiery exchange over whether the president used the term.
Sen. John McCain talks about the way the Obama administration reacted to the attack on the U.S Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the how challenging it will be for the Libyan government to control militias.