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John McCain sacked for choosing football money over veterans' education

By VoteVets.org  |  Press Release
PUBLISHED: May 22, 2008

"SHOW ME THE MONEY!"
John McCain sacked for choosing football money over veterans' education

WASHINGTON - Senator John McCain failed to show up for a vote on an amendment that included the 21st Century GI Bill, offered by Senators Jim Webb and Chuck Hagel, instead choosing to raise money in California, including events sponsored by San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos.

Fortunately, the GI Bill passed, but McCain's absence from the important debate irked Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.

"We're certainly pleased that the GI Bill has passed and now will likely go to the President, but disappointed that Senator McCain put his own coffers ahead of this crucial debate, and chose not to vote," said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org.  "Senator McCain knows how tough things are for those fighting in Iraq, and when they get home.  All of us would love to spend time getting money and talking football.  But, sometimes there are more important things to do in life.  This is one of those times when Senator McCain could have showed some leadership by canceling his events and heading back to DC for this debate."

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