“He opened the wrong door and the president and everyone laughed,” a spokesman for the Arizona Republican said. “He didn’t participate in the meeting.”
The mistake might have been an easy one to make because Republicans regularly hold their weekly conference in the Lyndon B. Johnson room, where the president was huddling with Senate Democrats today.
Read more about President Obama’s meeting with Democrats on Capitol Hill.
As news of the blunder made its rounds online, McCain chimed in via Twitter:
To be clear: I opened the wrong door, looked in and saw the President, said “my mistake” and everybody laughed. Lighten up everybody…
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 31, 2013