GOP presidential candidate John McCain, already fighting a political environment hostile to Republicans, said Tuesday morning that Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) should resign from the Senate.
Stevens was convicted on seven felony counts of failing to disclose gifts, leading McCain to say in a statement that the longest-serving Senate Republican has “broken his trust” with his constituents and that he should step down.
“It is a sign of the health of our democracy that the people continue to hold their representatives to account for improper or illegal conduct, but this verdict is also a sign of the corruption and insider-dealing that has become so pervasive in our nation’s capital,” McCain said. “It is clear that Sen. Stevens has broken his trust with the people and that he should now step down. I hope that my colleagues in the Senate will be spurred by these events to redouble their efforts to end this kind of corruption once and for all...”
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
mccain hanging on to his dignity
This and his decision not to run on the Rev. Wright stuff are proof that that the dude has not sold out completely to his Party's whackjobs. From The Hill: