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.