Sen. John McCain is determined to get to an annual national security conference in Germany on time — even if it means skipping an important confirmation vote and having to book himself his own flight.
McCain had planned to depart with 11 other senators and four House members on a military plane in time for the Arizona Republican to take part in a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference on Friday evening.
But the military plane is being delayed to allow the senators to stick around for a vote Friday afternoon to confirm Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. That decision came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) issued a plea for the senators to stay.
Originally published by Politico.