Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., paid off his bet with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., on the outcome of the Carolina Panthers-Arizona Cardinals NFC championship game. McCain wore a Carolina blue tie and spoke glowingly about the Super Bowl-bound Panthers on the Senate floor Monday.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., paid off his bet with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., on the outcome of the Carolina Panthers-Arizona Cardinals NFC championship game. McCain wore a Carolina blue tie and spoke glowingly about the Super Bowl-bound Panthers on the Senate floor Monday. Susan Walsh AP
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., paid off his bet with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., on the outcome of the Carolina Panthers-Arizona Cardinals NFC championship game. McCain wore a Carolina blue tie and spoke glowingly about the Super Bowl-bound Panthers on the Senate floor Monday. Susan Walsh AP

Looking blue, John McCain praises Carolina Panthers to square bet with Thom Tillis

February 01, 2016 06:41 PM

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