You’ll Never Guess Who Sen. John McCain is Hosting in Arizona
April 26, 2014 By Jennifer Burke
Arizona Senator John McCain will host Hillary Clinton, who he describes as ‘his friend,’ at the Sedona Forum in Sedona, Arizona on Saturday, April 26th. The forum actually takes place over a course of three days from April 25th through the 27th. As reported by the Washington Post, McCain released the following statement about Hillary Clinton’s participation.
“From her years of service as first lady, in the U.S. Senate and the State Department, one would be hard-pressed to find a leader with Secretary Clinton’s informed perspective on the many challenges facing America across the globe,” McCain said.
The event is described on the McCain Institute website as “the annual gathering of national and international thought-leaders, decision-makers, business leaders, philanthropists, activists, and experts to discuss approaches and solutions to real-world problems—all from the starting assumption of character-driven leadership and core democratic values.”
The focus of this year’s forum is “Crisis in the Middle East: Values, Strategy and Options.” Given Clinton’s failure to respond to cries for help from Ambassador Chris Stevens days ahead of the terrorist attack at Benghazi that would take his life and the lives of 3 other Americans, Hillary may seem an interesting choice for such a discussion.
The event is by invitation only and is closed to the press.
The McCain Institute for International Leadership is located at Arizona State University in Tempe.
Other attendees of the forum will include the following:
•U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador William J. Burns
•U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Bob Corker (R-TN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Angus King (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jon Kyl (R-AZ, Ret.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
•GE Chairman and CEO and McCain Institute Board Member Jeff Immelt
•Walmart-USA U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon
•Chevron Chairman and CEO John Watson
•Fedex President and CEO Fred Smith
•Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman
•Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay
•Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius
•Former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov
•Founder of Education for Employment Ron Bruder
•Former CENTCOM Commander James Mattis
•Renowned U.S. and international policy experts
•Prominent civil society, women’s rights, and democracy activistshttp://www.tpnn.com/2014/04/26/youll-never-guess-who-sen-john-mccain-is-hosting-in-arizona/