McCain indicates he will not support GI Bill.

Despite his claim that he is “a consistent supporter of educational benefits for the men and women of the military,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) indicated yesterday that he will not support the bipartisan 21st Century GI Bill, stating that he is working on his own proposal. McCain has been largely absent on the issue, even though Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) — the bill’s chief sponsor — had been urging McCain “to get on the bill.” Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America has now taken out a full-page ad in a South Carolina newspaper pressuring Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to support the legislation.