John McCain Says This Is ‘Probably’ His Last Term

AP

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested Thursday that he may call it quits after his current term.

McCain was giving an interview to the entertainment website The Wrap at a launch party for Pivot, the television channel that carries his daughter Meghan’s series, “Raising McCain.” At one point during the conversation, McCain was evidently interrupted by two supporters of President Barack Obama who thanked the senator for siding with his 2008 rival as of late.

“The president and I, he’s in his last term, I’m probably in mine, the relationship we have had over the past three years is quite good. Quite good,” McCain told the Obama supporters.

The comment prompted the reporter to ask McCain, who will be up for re-election in 2016, if his current term is indeed his last.

“Nah, I don’t know,” McCain said. “I was trying to make a point. I have to decide in about two years so I don’t have to make a decision. I don’t want to be one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off.”

McCain took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to “clarify” his future plans:

 

h/t The Hill

 

This post has been updated.

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