An aide for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday he hadn’t seen Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s press conference when McCain told CNN Wednesday that Mourdock had to apologize for his statement about rape, conception and God’s will in order to keep McCain’s endorsement.
“Senator McCain was traveling yesterday in Florida and did not have an opportunity to see Mr. Mourdock’s full press conference before he taped his CNN interview,” McCain spokesperson Brian Rogers said. “Senator McCain is glad that Mr. Mourdock apologized to the people of Indiana and clarified his previous statement. Senator McCain hopes the people of Indiana will elect Mr. Mourdock to the U.S. Senate.”
At his Wednesday press conference, Mourdock stood by his words and accused his opponents of “twisting” them. He said he was sorry if people had misinterpreted them the wrong way.