McCain calls Kerry ‘Mr. Secretary,’ Kerry responds ‘Thank you, Mr. President’

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, December 3, 2012 16:43 EDT
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At a press conference urging the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) jokingly referred to his colleague Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) as “Mr. Secretary.”

“Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary,” McCain said following Kerry’s remarks on the treaty.

But Kerry was armed with a comeback. After McCain gave his speech, Kerry took to the podium and said, “Thank you, Mr. President.”

“This is what happens when you get two losers up here,” he added.

Rumors have swirled that Obama plans to appoint Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, as his next secretary of state or secretary of defense. Republicans have expressed support for Kerry while pummeling another potential nominee, Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Watch video, courtesy of CBS News, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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