Coming up tonight at 9, Piers Morgan hosts a very special Washington, D.C. edition of his program, as the British television presenter is in America's national capital for Tuesday's annual White House Christmas Party.
Prior to the evening's festivities, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host spent the morning with a trio of Senators – John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham – who have affectionately been labeled the "three amigos."
Adding his own friendly banter to the mix, Morgan renames the group the "Four Amigos," and listens attentively as the Republican from Arizona offers up a whimsical tale about his colleague from South Carolina:
"Can I tell you one quick story about Lindsey? We were on this trip and we were going to this country, which will remain unnamed," begins McCain, as Lieberman can only mutter "Oh, no – not that one."
Moving foward with the memory, McCain continues:
"So Lindsey asked the person when - how much time we had. And the person said 30 minutes. Lindsey somehow misinterpreted that to take three Ambien."
Fast-forwarding, McCain details a meeting with other senators, as well as the host nation's president. As is procedure, the visiting politicians move down a line, each asking a question. The problem? When Graham's turn comes, he's fast asleep:
"So the guy next to him goes," says McCain, offering a nudging gesture. "Lindsey wakes up and says, 'Well, how do you like being president?'"
As the four "amigos" share a laugh, Lieberman offers a compliment:
Speaking in defense of himself for the first time, Graham notes that the particular politician they met, in the nation McCain preferred not to name, was unlikely to enjoy a long tenure in power:
"We go to places where people don't last very long. We don't get too attached to the people you meet. They don't stick around."
Watch the clip, and listen to the story, then tune in tonight at nine as Morgan and the "three amigos" move on to additional topics, including Susan Rice, Benghazi, and the definition of marriage.
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