John Thune: I’m Glad Mubarak Left

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TPM just caught up with Sen. John Thune ahead of his speech at CPAC, where he’s another of the coy maybe 2012ers to take the stage. I asked him if Mubarak’s exit in Egypt said anything about how Obama handled the crisis.

Thune declined to talk about Obama, but said he’s glad Mubarak is leaving and the military’s taking over.

“I think it’s right he stepped down,” Thune told TPM. He praised the military as “one of the most reliable intstitutions in the country.”