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Brian Williams tells McCain: ‘You got a very nice reception.’

Despite the fact that John McCain faced some heckling from the audience today after acknowledging he “was wrong” to vote against the MLK day legislation in 1983, NBC anchor Brian Williams told him, “You got a very nice reception from the ground.” Watch it:

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McCain told Williams he was proud to have later worked “very hard” to get MLK day recognized in the state of Arizona. But in 1987, when then-governor Evan Mecham rescinded the holiday, McCain said Mecham was “correct in his decision.”

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