John McCain's Secret Trip to Syria

Arizona senator secretly crossed the border to meet with rebels trying to overthrow the Assad Regime
1:38 | 05/28/13

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a situation like that. We turn to that surprise MISSION TO SYRIA FOR john McCain and secretly crossed the border to meet with rebels trying to overthrow the assad regime and build support for those. This comes as europe is lining UP behind McCain's campaign for more military aid to the rebels. Reporter: That's right. European union lifted its arms embargo on syria. The first step toward getting heavy european weapons to the syrian rebels. McCAIN CROSSED OVER THAT BORDER With turkey in great secrecy and met with the top rebel to make the point they deserve all the support the united states can give and, george, this was with such secrecy that not even his daughter knew that he was going there until she heard about it on twitter. She learned about it from twitter. Meanwhile, the obama administration is still not ready to approve direct military aid, arming the rebels. Reporter: They aren't. They are certainly considering that. That is one of the top options for escalating support and, george, there's a lot of u.S. Aid going to the rebels. It's just not weapons at this point. Meanwhile, we saw the president in oklahoma on sunday and now he's heading to new jersey today with governor chris christie to tour the recovery efforts from hurricane sandy. Reporter: Yeah, this is in many ways the ultimate odd couple, one of the top republicans in the nation again with the president of the united states, but, you know, the bottom line is christie and obama have exactly the same story to tell when it comes to new jersey. The new jersey shore decimated by hurricane sandy is back. That's what christie has been saying and he gives a lot of the credit to president obama and to his administration with a very robust support from fema. Gave that credit during the campaign. Jon, thanks very much.

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