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Senator John McCain jokes Senate panel will have to “waterboard” Senator John Kerry “to get the truth out of him.”

WASHINGTON _ Senator John McCain on Tuesday joked to reporters that Senator John F. Kerry might get more than the usual grilling when he appears Thursday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for his confirmation hearing as secretary of state.

“We will look forward to interrogating him at his hearing next week, mercilessly,” the Arizona Republican joked about the Massachusetts Democrat at a Capitol Hill press conference. “We will bring back for the only time waterboarding to get the truth out of him.”

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