Watch PART II of Anderson's exclusive interview with Senator John McCain:
The U.S. State Department helped Sen. John McCain with his trip into war-torn Syria this week, the senator from Arizona said Wednesday.
McCain acknowledged on AC360 that the State Department and rebel groups were both involved in providing his security.
"I want to express my appreciation to the State Department," McCain said in the exclusive interview. "The reality is if they had said no, I wouldn't have made this visit. They were very helpful and cooperative, and I'm grateful."
On Monday, McCain slipped across the Syria-Turkey border and became the first U.S. senator to visit the country since civil war broke out more than two years ago
Post by: Anderson Cooper
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