McCain's missed votes on Iraq trigger Reid rebuke

Youngman, Sam
May 2007
Hill;5/18/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 60, p1
The article reports that U.S. Republican Senator John McCain is the only presidential candidate in the Congress to miss a major vote on the Iraq war in 2007. In his response to the criticism of his missed votes, McCain criticized U.S. Senate Democratic leaders of playing politics with Iraq issue. In the U.S. House, the four announced presidential candidates voted every time on three major votes dealing with the troop surge and supplemental funding for the war.


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