Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tweeted this afternoon that House Democrats nixed an amendment proposed by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that would prohibit the release of photos depicting prisoner abuse.
Lieberman and Graham said in a joint statement Monday that they will use “all the legislative means available” to ensure that the pictures are not made public for three years. The senators added the Obama-backed ban on the photos to the wartime spending bill which passed the Senate late last month.
“Democrats dropping prohibition of releasing interrogation photos from war funding bill,” wrote McCain. “The release of interrogation photos vastly increases danger to our servicemen and women”
The House and Senate are in the process of reconciling differences in their versions of the wartime spending bill before it can be brought up for a final vote.