WASHINGTON--GOP presumptive nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) on Friday weighed in on the Father Michael Pfleger controversy, where the Chicago priest mocked Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) from the pulpit of Obama family church, Trinity United Church of Christ.
McCain said, "And I think that kind of language and that kind of treatment, of Senator Clinton, is unwarranted, uncalled for and disgraceful."
FROM MCCAIN PRESS CONFERENCE.....
Q. Changing to a different topic here. I wanted to get your
reaction to the news that there are incendiary rants coming out of
Obama's church and his reaction to that. And on a bigger issue, given
the continued acrid comments coming out of the congregation, would it
be fit for Obama to leave his church?
A. MCCAIN: I -- in answer to your second question, honestly I
don't have enough knowledge of the situation to -- that's a decision
Senator Obama would have to make. But I've been in this campaign for
a long time, and I have known Senator Clinton for a long time. I have
always treated her with respect. She is a person that we have very
different positions on a lot of issues and of philosophy, but I
And I think that kind of language and that kind of treatment, of
Senator Clinton, is unwarranted, uncalled for and disgraceful.