John McCain: Won’t Respond to SCOTUS Decision; Talks Cindy, NOH8 and Prop 8

By Nitya

Jan 21, 2010 2:30pm

 ABC News Z. Byron Wolf reports:  Sen. John McCain was in no mood to talk about the Supreme Court decision which today gutted the campaign finance law which bears his name and was his signature legislative accomplishment.  Asked about the decision by reporters and TV cameras staking out Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., on Capitol Hill, McCain said he had “nothing to add” to a written statement released earlier in the day, which showed him to be searching for a silver lining in the decision. “I am disappointed by the decision of the Supreme Court and the lifting of the limits on corporate and union contributions.  However, it appears that key aspects of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), including the ban on soft money contributions, remain intact,” he said on paper earlier in the day. McCain’s long quest to pass campaign finance reform legislation was opposed by most Republicans. And his Republican colleagues, by and large, have lauded the Supreme Court’s decision today. But out in front of the Capitol McCain did pause briefly to respond on-camera to a question about on his wife’s recent advocacy of gay marriage, reported today in the Washington Post.
Cindy McCain, who is currently on a humanitarian mission to Sierra Leone with the One Campaign, poses in the ad with tape over her mouth and the words NOH8 written on her face. NOH8 is a gay rights group challenging Proposition 8, which passed in 2008 in California and bans gay marriage in that state. “My wife and my family and I have our differences and we respect each others’ views and we have spirited conversations,” I obviously have always been opposed to gay marriage,” he said. “I support proposition 8,” he said.

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