Corn on “Last Word”: Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Hated Congress

Mother Jones DC bureau chief David Corn joins EJ Dionne and MSNBC‘s Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ new memoir. In the book, Gates describes how much he hated testifying before Congress.

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