During his Sunday morning interview with George Stephanopoulos on This Week, Senator McCain said that accepting the Pastor’s endorsement was "probably" a mistake but quickly followed up by saying that he was "glad to have his endorsement". McCain also stated earlier that he "admired" Hagee’s leadership, yet he condemned any of Hagee’s remarks that were "anti anything".
McCain only attempted to distance himself from Hagee after he received intense criticism for accepting the Pastor’s endorsement. Even then, McCain said: "all I can tell you is that I am very proud to have Pastor John Hagee's support."
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