McCain sides with Obama, scolds GOP for fanning Illinois corruption scandal

December 15th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Senator John McCain has sided with President-elect Barack Obama and scolded the Republican National Committee for fanning the Illinois corruption scandal.

McCain surprised his supporters, who fought for him through tough times during the race for the White House, Politico reported.

On ABCs This Week, host George Stephanopoulos asked: The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Mike Duncan, were highly critical of the way President- elect Obama has dealt with the issue.

Hes had a statement every single day, saying that the Obama team should reveal all contacts theyve had with Governor Rod Blagojevich. He says that Obamas promise of transparency to the American people is now being tested. Do you agree with that?

McCain replied: I think that the Obama campaign should and will give all information necessary. You know, in all due respect to the Republican National Committee and anybody right now, I think we should try to be working constructively together, not only on an issue such as this, but on the economy stimulus package, reforms that are necessary.

And so, I don”t know all the details of the relationship between President-elect Obama’’s campaign or his people and the governor of Illinois, but I have some confidence that all the information will come out. It always does, it seems to me, he added.

Just this morning, the Republican National Committee released a Web video called Questions Remain.

The video highlights the evolving explanations delivered by President-elect Obama and his advisers concerning their contact with the embattled and scandal-plagued Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich despite Obamas promises to instill greater transparency and confidence in government. (ANI)

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