Republican Sen. John McCain said his colleague and New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is not "a serious member" of the Armed Services Committee, Breitbart
The remarks came on the sidelines of a speech McCain made on behalf of Shaheen's Republican opponent, Scott Brown. He said, "I don't see her at very many of the hearings. I've not seen her propose any amendments or proposals that have to do with national security," Breitbart reported.
McCain added, "I did work with her on an issue of getting the interpreters from Iraq back to the United States, but aside from that, I have not seen her really active in the committee."
The senior senator from Arizona and 2008 Republican presidential nominee was stumping with New Hampshire's junior Sen. Kelly Ayotte — also a member of the Armed Services panel — in support of Brown, Breitbart reported.
When Brown was a U.S. senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, he missed all six hearings on border security. The New Hampshire Democratic Party also took Brown to task for failing to attend hearings on terrorism while he served on the Armed Services panel, according to The Washington Post
Shaheen's initial lead has evaporated, with polls showing the race is too close to call, WBUR radio
On Sunday, Brown received the endorsement of the Eagle-Tribune
. The paper said Shaheen's "unquestioning support of the Obama administration" was bad for the state's middle class.
The incumbent has emphasized economic issues. "When Scott Brown represented Massachusetts, he voted for devastating cuts to Social Security and Medicare, while supporting special breaks for Big Oil, Wall Street, and companies that ship jobs overseas," she said, according to the New Hampshire Journal
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