September 24th, 2008
10:40 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain contradicts Reid on bailout

McCain has not said whether he will support the bailout.
McCain has not said whether he will support the bailout.

(CNN) - John McCain suggested Wednesday he has not decided whether he will vote for the economic bailout, contradicting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comments Tuesday night indicating the Arizona senator would definitely support the plan.

"I did not say that," McCain told reporters flatly at an economic roundtable in New York when asked about Reid's comments

Reid, who had challenged McCain to take a position on the bill, said Wednesday he had been told the Arizona senator would support the $700 billion proposal.

“I got some good news in the last hour or so … it appears that Sen. McCain is going to come out for this,” he said, according to The Hill.

Barack Obama has also not said whether he will support the bailout package.


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soundoff (331 Responses)
  1. susan

    Who cares what he does. No one can take this man seriously. Whatever he chooses it will be a short-term gamble to win the election.

    September 24, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  2. VDAL

    He must have forgotten what he said... it comes with the age..

    September 24, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  3. America think for you

    $700 billion to bail out wall street how about main street? America do you realize that that $700 billion that you will spend will be use to bail out Chinese banks and other foreign banks bad business and then they will sell these business back to us American. We should not let this to happen because the same mess will come back again in wall street. Wall Street greed, big CEO Payout need to have control over them. This $700 billion just show you that the republicans do not care. Congress please do not let George Bush rush you and us American into this mess. Bush has four months in power and he does not care of whatever mess that $700 billion will make.
    Is that package has a plan to bail out main street as well? The economy cannot run good without main street confidence. If main street do not have money that $700 billions is a waste.

    September 24, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. SusanM

    Does McCain ever know what he is talking about? Wrong person for the job this year and any year. As a voter do I want 4 more years of this mess? Plus he picked caribou barbie as his running mate. She gives new meaning to the word "lightweight."

    September 24, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  5. KATHLEEN

    Obama vote "PRESENT" because he did not believe in the whole bag
    of nonsense in Washington. Better than running our country into the
    2 Wars, Bankruptcy, Recession.

    By the way, did you notice, McCain can't say RRRRRecession?
    HE CANNOT SAY THE WORD.

    NO BAILOUT! The FBI is on this, folks. They will get the money back
    that the Banks transferred overseas, and they will get the crooks arrested, in one WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OBAMA BIDEN 2008

    September 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  6. Tim

    It would be nice if your "reporting" indicated whether or not Reid also called on Obama to take a postion.

    If your bias wasn't so pathetic, it would be hillareous.

    September 24, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
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