McCain rips Schumer for being on TV too much

By David Edwards
Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:35 EDT
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Sen. John McCain speaks to Fox News
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Media darling Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is blasting Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for spending too much time in front of the television cameras.

In a Wednesday interview with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, the Arizona senator accused Schumer of holding hearings on Arizona’s controversial immigration law just to get attention from the media.

“I have never seen Sen. Schumer address any issue unless it was political in the United States Senate,” McCain told Van Susteren. “Bob Dole once said, the most dangerous place to be in Washington D.C. is between Sen. Schumer and a television camera.”

“That holds true today,” he added.

But very few, if any, senators in recent years have been given more airtime than McCain himself.

“The press loves McCain,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews once declared. “We’re his base.”

Between his loss in the November 2008 presidential election and January 2010, McCain had appeared on Sunday morning talk shows at least 19 times.

By March 2012, he had broken former Sen. Bob Dole’s (R-KS) record by appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press 64 times.

Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast April 25, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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