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John McCain jokes about 'waterboarding' John Kerry (VIDEO)

Senator John McCain said he looks 'forward to interrogating' Kerry at his confirmation hearings this week for Secretary of State.

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US Sen. John McCain at the 48th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 2, 2012. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

At a press conference on Tuesday, Senator John McCain joked about "waterboarding" Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) at his confirmation hearing later this week for Secretary of State.

McCain (R-Ariz.) said “we will look forward to interrogating him at his hearing next week, mercilessly... We will bring back for the only time waterboarding to get the truth out of him," according to Politico.

Kerry’s is due to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, Politico confirmed. If approved, he will replace current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

He is likely to be confirmed.

At Tuesday afternoon's press conference, McCain said has had "numerous conversations" with Kerry, who also chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“He is very concerned about the issue and I think he shares the priorities that we are discussing today," McCain said, according to CBS News.

CBS News has posted video of McCain's comments:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130122/john-mccain-jokes-about-waterboarding-john-kerry