WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, has no plans to stop airing a campaign advertisement in New Hampshire despite a cease and desist letter from Fox News.
The ad shows McCain at a Fox News debate criticizing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's sponsorship of a $1 million earmark for a new museum honoring the 1969 Woodstock music festival.
"I wasn't there. I'm sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event. I was tied up at the time," McCain says in the ad, referring to the five and a half years he spent in a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.
McCain was in Iowa on Friday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his capture. When asked about the ad and Fox News' objection over it, McCain said he didn't understand why his campaign was singled out.
“I understand that the Giuliani campaign and the Romney campaign have both put up clips from the debate on their websites too,” McCain said. “So anyway, frankly, I don't get into that myself.”
McCain also acknowledged that his campaign is currently communicating with Fox News about the use of the clip.
–CNN Producer Xuan Thai