John McCain Got Caught Playing Poker During Syria HearingCasey Chan9/03/13 7:58pm1293EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkJohn McCain. United States Senator. 2008 Republican Presidential Nominee. American Hero. iPhone Poker Player during a fairly important Senate hearing about the use of force in Syria. Yep, The Washington Post captured Senator John McCain fooling around on his iPhone during a three hour hearing about Syria.